Seasons and Weather in New Zealand

If you are traveling to New Zealand but wondering what to wear, what to pack or even when to go, then look no further! We have all the information on all of New Zealand’s seasons and what to expect :


From June to August you will find snowy mountains and crisp days. This is a great time for winter sports lovers to enjoy the ski, taste wine or see the winter festivals in action.


Spring takes place in New Zealand from September all the way until November, which may be completely backwards from what North Americans are used to. Spring is a great time to visit if you are interested in seeing the wildlife and nature as it is when everything comes to life; from baby animals to fresh flowers, there is new life everywhere. This is also waterfall season which is relatively self explanatory. In terms of temperatures, Spring temps range from 4.5 all the way to 18 degrees, which is the same as between 40 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.


Summer months are from December all the way to February so yes, that means Green Christmas for the kiwis! This season is when most people visit, especially from North America, to escape their own winter which may not be as warm and sunny. This is a great time to visit if you are looking for a sun and sand type vacation. Temperatures range from 21 to 32 degrees on average, which is about 70-90 degrees Farenheit


March to May is when you can find autumn. This is when the leaves turn golden but the sun stays warm. It is many locals’ favourite season and is a great time for nature and adventure lovers as the hiking, biking and kayaking is at its prime. These activities are great in the fall because it isn’t too hot, as it only ranges between 7 and 21 degrees or 45-70 Farenheit.