If you plan to visit New Zealand for the upcoming summer this year, go ahead with your plan, because New Zealand is awesome during summer. Here are 10 Reason Why You Should Travel to New Zealand In Summer.
1. New Zealand is colourful in summer
If you chasing for flower season, summer is the right time to visit New Zealand. Lupins, lavender, hydrangeas and other type of flowers are blooming during summer.
This “Middle-Earth” has been amazing so far, every corner of this country (especially South Island) reflecting pure natural beauty, it’s beyond my imagination! Would love to come back anytime soon! We enjoyed bonding time during our road trip.. Love you my 老公! Thankful for this opportunity to travel! Time to come back to Singapore now! Work hard so we can do more travels.. #YuniQuetravels #travelNewZealand #YuniInNZ #LakeTekapo #NewZealand
2. Daylight is much longer in summer
This is the advantage traveling during summer, so you will have more daylight have longer journey with light.
During December average daylight can be up to 18 hours where sunrise is around 5.30-6am and sunset is around 9-10pm thus you have more time to visit more places.
3. Road trip is so much easy in summer
Summer weather is no harsh at all. The roads are dry and it’s like normal driving in Asia, however they have the speed control which you need to follow carefully, otherwise get ready to get summon by police.
4. Temperature is pleasant
Summer in New Zealand is not too hot and not too cold, similar to aircon room temperature. The average daytime temperature is a pleasant 18 – 25 degrees Celsius. You can dress whatever you want, however layering is good idea,
5. Blue sky and sunny day
Who doesn’t like blue sky and sunny day?! If you are traveling during summer, you’ll be blessed with this two important factors that making all your photos turn out super nice! However, even though the weather is chill, you will still need to apply your sunblock as the summer sun can be very harsh to your skin.
Chasing the sun and clouds.. ⛅️⛅️⛅️ Scenic drive through Lindis Pass was such an experience. The landscape is empty, but immensely gorgeous!!! Lindis Pass can be best described as "sculptured smooth hillslopes and prominent ridges in montane to sub-alpine snow tussock grassland with very occasional shrubs". What you'll see is mostly grass on mountain slopes; yellow-brownish grass to be more precise that looks like very short and soft fur from afar. The color of the grass really pops out during early morning hours. #YuniQuetravels #YuniInNZ #NewZealand #travelNewZealand
6. More chance for clear sky at night to do star gazing
Clear sky means have more chance for star gazing, however if you expecting to see the Milky Way, then you should arrange your visit in the winter. Star gazing during summer can be tough also, so be prepared to wear warm clothing as the winds can be very strong.
Millions of Awe-Inspiring Stars ✨ The most beautiful sky i’ve ever seen! Omg night photography so interesting! Woke up midnight and we tried to take photos for 2 hrs in cold night, but it was worth it! New Zealand is home to the world’s largest Dark Sky Reserve. Wish can do more of stargazing whenever we travel.. #YuniQuetravels #YuniInNZ #StarryNight #ChurchOfTheGoodShepherd #NewZealand #TravelNewZealand #stargazing
7. Enjoy most of outdoor activity in summer
Peak season for holidays but you can enjoy outdoor activity with locals – But the main summer attractions for both tourists and locals are hiking trails, beaches, lakes, or anything else that has to do with water.
8. Endless possibilities as you can visit every place because most of the places are open except for ski and during Christmas day.
Yes, in summer, most of places are open, especially if you love outdoor activities. Summer is the most active time for local and overseas tourist. They even have outdoor camping activities during summer.
In #NewZealand the further you walk and the higher you climb, the better the view.. Spent 3hrs non stop walking thru this #HookerValley and enjoyed the scenic landscape view. Walking one of the tracks is the best way to experience this ancient landscape. The track leads up the Hooker Valley and along the Hooker River, ending at the glacier lake, where there are amazing views of Aoraki/Mount Cook. #YuniQuetravels #YuniInNZ #travelNewZealand
9. Shops, restaurants, pub and cafes open longer in summer.
In summer, people are more active thus they working until late during summer. Pubs close even much later at night. So you can enjoy beer time at night.
10. You can dress up for summer
Forget your fleece and down jacket as you don’t need to suffer bring thick clothing. You can even bring your favourite summer clothing. But i would suggest bring light jacket as it can be very windy sometimes.
SO, Are you still considering which season you want to visit New Zealand?
I would suggest go for summer season!!!