Vibrant and uplifting, spring in New Zealand lasts from September to November.
Below, discover the places and experiences that are highly recommended for a New Zealand spring time holiday. While you might encounter the odd rainy day, you won’t need to compete with the crowds of summer high season.
Average daytime temperatures during spring range between 19 degrees Celsius (66F) in the north to 16 degrees Celsius (60F) in the south. Expect a mixture of weather – crisp, sunny days can briskly change to cooler temperatures with spring showers.
Spring is our ‘waterfall season’ – the country’s falls multiply with magnificent effect. It’s the most impressive time of year to take a tour to Milford Sound via the Milford Road.
The fruit-growing areas of South Island’s Central Otago are bedecked with blossom. Alexandra's annual Blossom Festival is held each year when the town's cherry trees are in full bloom.
Explore Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges on foot – tiny fern fronds dot the lush native bush during this time of year.
Spring is a great time of year to visit the Hobbiton Film Set; the charming bluebells and Middle‑earth gardens are in full flower.