Autumn in New Zealand

March, April and May are the months for autumn in New Zealand. Traveling to New Zealand during this time affords you the lingering warm days of summer without the high season crowds of the summer travel season, and a wide range of outdoor activities to choose from. Evenings begin to get a bit chillier, however, so be prepared to bundle up after about mid-April.

Autumn in New Zealand – The Beautiful Outdoors

Autumn in New Zealand dons a beautiful array of brilliant coulor. The deciduous trees turn into bright reds, oranges, and yellows across the countryside, making autumn a magnificent season for hiking in the outdoors, professional or amateur photography, or even painting.

Visiting New Zealand in the Fall – March, April, May

  • Beautiful array of colours, great for photographers and artists
  • Off peak season means less crowded and lower cost to travel
  • Moderate temperatures but still warm enough for outdoor activities

Things to Do in Autumn

Eastwood Hill Arboretum – Located on the east coast of New Zealand, the Eastwood Hill Arboretum is home to several threatened trees and a variety of exotic trees. The Eastwood Hill Arboretum is a great place for photographers, picnics, and tramping.

Happy Ewe Cycling Tours – Take to two wheels and explore Rotorua on a 3-hour tour with your host, Roge. You’ll explore 27 landmarks and points of interest along the way.

East Cape Lighthouse – Rise early and climb a few steps to the top where you can sit and watch the worlds first sunrise. If you’re staying at the Hicks Bay Motel, it’s about a 55-minute drive to the lighthouse.


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