Spring is the best time to visit this diverse country full of surprises and exciting places to discover. Not only are there scenic vistas that will stay in your heart forever,but also the serenity and the comfort of skipping the tourist season is a promise of a leisurely and peaceful holiday. Additionally, by visiting New Zealand during spring time you are avoiding high season prices. It’s a win-win situation!
Experience the spring in full blossom!
When everything comes to life this season, it encourages us to go out and try some activities. Imagine if you could do your favourite sport in a beautiful setting, surrounded by blossoming flowers and trees. If you are a yoga fan, what more can you wish for than the morning sun and the sound of the ocean waves, and a sandy beach to practice your favourite asana on?
Everyone can rest assured that they will find something they enjoy doing: cycling, hiking, sailing, horse riding, or would you rather try some extreme sports? The amount of options is vast. The 70 km Queen Charlotte Track, great for a three-day walk along the top of New Zealand’s South Island, will set your mind into rest mode, where it’s left free to unwind.
New Zealand is home to animals and birds with over 80% being indigenous to the country. New Zealand’s shores offer a unique opportunity for whale watching. Cachalots and the rare Hector’s Dolphins frequent the waters surrounding both islands. Although the country’s native Kiwis, flightless birds, are not easy to spot in the wild, one can visit Kiwi houses to see the endangered birds. Exploring ancient, evergreen native forests will definitely reload your batteries!
Learning about New Zealand cannot be complete without observing the culture of its native Maori people. There are guided tours which offer meetings on tribal grounds where you can experience the tradition in action. New Zealand is also famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, a unique white wine with a fresh, crisp taste and a pungent tropical fruit aroma. Various wine tasting and vineyard tours are available in spring to cherish the local beverages in a beautiful scenery.
We hope our ideas for a relaxing holiday in New Zealand will send you packing!