But the warm temperature and relaxed way of life are not the only reasons why summer in New Zealand is so special.
While the rest of the world is still working, Kiwis can pop the bubbly and start the party early - New Zealand is one of the first places on earth to greet the New Year. And what better way to bring in 2012 then partying in paradise.
Rhythm and Vines Music Festival
Rhythm and Vines is a three-day festival experience of a lifetime and is definitely New Zealand's festival to tick off your list! Read more about Rhythm & Vines