Published On: Mon, Feb 5th, 2018

This Winter, Get Away to New Zealand

If you’re not a fan of winter, and planning a getaway, New Zealand could be your ultimate destination! New Zealand rests in the southern hemisphere and so, the average temperature decreases as you move towards the south. While December, January and February are considered the warmest months with average temperature ranging between 20°C-30°C, June, July and August happen to be the coldest months, with temperature ranging between 10°C-15°C.

This Winter, Get Away to New Zealand

Made of two main islands: North Island and South Island, New Zealand – a picture-perfect scenic destination is surrounded by diverse and stunning natural beauty, steep fiords, pointy mountains, rolling grazing lands, beautiful beaches, rampant rivers, primeval trout-filled lakes and active volcanic zones.The place where jet-boating and bungy jumping had originated, where movies like the Lords of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Piano wereshot, New Zealand continues to stun and thrill with its vast wilderness and beautiful landscapes.

For a smoother and quieter travel experience in New Zealand, you can hop on a train. Choose trains such as Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and Tranz Alpine, you can explore the spectacular gorges, towering viaducts, hidden valleys, and the rugged coastline of the South Island.

Highlights of the Land of the Long White Cloud

If you want to fish for trout or hike or simply cruise on the remarkable fjords in the south-west corner of the South Island, head to Fiordland National Park. This is one of the most picturesque places in New Zealand, offering the biggest attraction in Fiordland, the Milford Sound, a true sound/fjord created by a glacier. From a cruise, you can spot waterfalls and rock faces and if you are lucky, you can find dolphins and penguins too. Another national park called Tongariro is popular for its tranquil lakes, herb fields, desert-like plateaus and active volcanoes.

You can also choose to hike through scrubland and forest and walk across the lava line of volcanic eruptions from hundreds of years ago. You would regret it if you cannot make it to Rotorua, the thermal paradise of New Zealand. This town has several geysers and hot springs in and around. Stewart Island would make a great spot for hiking, camping and birdwatching. It is the third-largest island of New Zealand and is mostly forested.

Breathe New Zealand

Surrounded by the soaring summits of the Southern Alps, Queenstown is a dream destination for those in pursuit of adventure and those who want to test their limits. Be it rock climbing, abseiling, canyoning, water rafting, paragliding, hang gliding, heli-biking, bungee jumping, jet boating or skydiving, you name it and Queenstown offers it all! There is also a central area in the town that offers a vibrant nightlife packed with restaurants and bars.

Auckland, aka City of Sails, is also popular for its food and vibrant lifestyle. It is also the most populated city in New Zealand. Foodies should absolutely try out Pavlova, Hangi, Kiwi Meat Pie, Hokey Pokey Ice Cream, Whitebait Fritter, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Possum Stew and Anzac Biscuit.

Bring some memories home

When it comes to deciding what souvenirs to take back home from New Zealand, you have a wide choice. Take home a bottle of the world-famous New Zealand wine. Pick a Jade necklace and a Witty Kiwiana T-shirt. Treat yourself with Whittaker’s Chocolate and Manuka Honey and without fail, some merino wool garments.

So, stop thinking and pick out a great New Zealand holiday package and treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime!

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