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When is YOUR Favorite Time to Visit New Zealand?

By December 26, 2012

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When is Your Favorite Time to Visit New Zealand?
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Although any time is a good time to visit New Zealand, the variation of the seasons means that different times of the year give a variety of things to do and experience. The most popular time for international visitors is in the warmer months, between November and April. This is when all of the outdoor activities are at their best. The downside is that at this time things are at their busiest and the prices are naturally higher.

The off season is much quieter. However if you enjoy snow sports and mountain scenery it is the ideal time to see the magnificence of the South Island. You might want to avoid the New Zealand school holiday weeks in the winter, though, as the skifields can be extremely busy.

Do you have a favorite time to visit New Zealand? Cast your vote in our Readers' Poll here.

To help you decide the best time of the year for you to be here, check out my Guide: When to Visit New Zealand

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