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20 Jul

The Best Time to Visit New Zealand byHertz NZ

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The Best Time to Visit New Zealand

New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and is truly an inspiring country. Scenic landscapes, breath-taking routes, natural hot springs and beautiful towns are strewn across the island. Most often people struggle a bit with different ideas when it comes to planning the most ideal time to visit New Zealand. While the island country remains stunning throughout the year, summer may be the perfect time to take in all that this beautiful country has to offer.

Summer in New Zealand

New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere and experiences peak summers between the months of December and February. It is the busiest time in the country as tourists from all over the world pour in to enjoy colourful festivals, long drives, adventure activities and natural attractions. It is recommended for tourists to book their air tickets, accommodation and rental cars well in advance while planning a holiday during the summer season.

Most Popular Summer Activities

When you have hired a reliable rental car in the summer, the list of exciting things you can do in New Zealand gets bigger and better. Read on to find out more.

Hit the Rugged Coastline

New Zealand is home to many beautiful beaches. Watching the turquoise blue sea glitter under the warm golden sun is a pleasure to the senses. Drive down to any one of Auckland’s stunning beaches to relax or to get your adrenaline pumping. Try your hand at one of the adventure activities like jet boat riding or white water rafting.

Drive Around the City

Drive around cities like Auckland and Christchurch to understand the diverse culture of the country. Try the wineries, stylish restaurants, city views and local markets to quench your thrust for some unique sightseeing. Later in the day, drive down to one of the islands and be mesmerised by the breath taking landscapes of the country.

Explore the Amazing Grasslands

Pristine parks are aplenty in New Zealand, with more than 25 in Auckland alone. The fresh air, the sweet smell of nature and the lush green of these parks are best enjoyed during the summer. If you’re travelling with children, a family picnics to these spots can be an absolute treat.


To put it in a nutshell, summer in New Zealand is the best time of the year to get into the outdoors and experience nature in its best form. 



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