Switching your summer to visit New Zealand in winter isn’t as crazy as it sounds. Visiting the ‘land of the long white cloud’ during these months definitely has its positives - you will enjoy the absolute best value for money, uncrowded places and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Winter months bring cooler weather and rain to parts of the country, but many places experience a mild winter. Highs range from between 50–61F, but the ‘winterless north’ is warmer. As you travel south temperatures decrease, so on the South Island, frosts and snowfall are common – great for skiing and snowy mountain views.