36 people found this article useful

5 Places to Visit in Spring in New Zealand

Pixabay

Where to visit in Spring in New Zealand?

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!

Oh and by the way, spring in New Zealand is during September, November and December. For more information on the seasons, head to What is the Weather Like in New Zealand?

New Zealand's Biggest Gap Year on YouTube

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.

Pixabay

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. What’s more, if it’s still a little chilly, warm up in one of the many geothermal hot pools in the area.

Tourism NZ

3. Hamilton

The blossoming Hamilton Gardens are best seen in spring. Stroll though 5 country-themed displays of what have been award-winning gardens! For more things to do in Hamilton, check out Hamilton – Guide for Backpackers

BackpackerGuide.NZ

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).

BackpackerGuide.NZ

5. Rangitata River

Getting the snow melt from the Southern Alps, now is the time to ride the rapids on the Rangitata River, Canterbury. This is New Zealand’s only full-time grade 5 river. Find out more at 7 Places to go White Water Rafting in New Zealand.

BackpackerGuide.NZ

Working Holiday Insurance
Was this article useful? Useful Useless
Help other travellers, share this article now:
Pin
Working Holiday Insurance

Most Popular Videos

Video Thumbnail
Video Thumbnail
Video Thumbnail
Rotorua NZ
North Island Camping Guides

Where to Camp in Rotorua

Camping in rotorua. With so many geothermal parks, Maori cultural experiences and [...]

BackpackerGuide.NZ
North Island

13 Eastland Must-Dos

The top things to do in the Eastland region! Eastland, also known [...]

Base Hostels
Hot on Backpacker Guide
North Island Regions
Tourism NZ

Waikato – Guide for Backpackers

Things to do in Waikato. Behind picturesque green scenery and soft hills, […]

North Island Regions
BackpackerGuide.NZ

Lake Taupo – Guide for Backpackers

Rapids, hot pools, giant lakes: have a water adventure in Lake Taupo. […]

Inspiration
Pixabay

16 Classic Backpacker Problems

Backpacker problems: a step below first-world problems. Living out of a backpack, […]

By browsing our site, you agree to
our use of cookies and Terms of Service

Menu