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5 Places to Visit in Spring in New Zealand

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Where to visit in Spring?

It would be a crime not to hit the roads of New Zealand in spring! Drive past the fields of cute lambs leaping and bounding. Spring means time for docking lambs’ tails in New Zealand so there’s lots of WWOOFing opportunities on farms. Also, if you get the opportunity to walk through some gardens in spring, take it!

On the more adventurous side of things, spring is an awesome time to do white water rafting. In the South Island, the mountains’ snow starts to melt filling the rivers with epic rapids!

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1. LAKE TEKAPO

Tekapo is so magically beautiful that it doesn’t even look real! By late spring the lupins flower, and with the backdrop of the Southern Alps and the super blue lake it is a photographer’s dream. The night’s sky here is perfect for stargazing. Read more on that here: 5 Stargazing Site in New Zealand.

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2. Rotorua

The only canopy tour in New Zealand’s native forest is here in Rotorua. When new vegetation starts appearing is the best time to swing and zipline through the forest.

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3. Hamilton

The blossoming Hamilton Gardens are best seen in spring. Stroll though 5 country themed gardens.

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4. Kaikoura

Looking for spring festivals? With some of the best dolphin swimming and whale watching, it comes to no surprise that Kaikoura has a Seafest. Try some of that famous crayfish in the cuisine tent. There are live music acts playing on a stage shaped like a ship throughout the 2-day festival in October. Festival-goers are commonly known to dress up as fish (amongst other fancy dress).

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5. Rangitata River

Getting the snow melt from the Southern Alps, now is the time to ride the rapids on the Rangitata River, Canterbury.

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