Autumn in New Zealand - the temperatures drop a little and the days get shorter, but the sunshine hours still stay from summer. So this makes it the ideal time to explore New Zealand’s outdoors during the ‘endless summer’ months March to May.
It’s not only one of the most stunning times as New Zealand’s native flora is evergreen but also one of the quietest and cheapest times as most tourists have gone by now. The lower temperatures and comfortable weather conditions make hikes and active explorations more enjoyable and beaches are significantly less crowded.
Due to the clear skies in autumn, it’s also the best time of the year for stargazing. But most stunning are the golden autumn colours which create excellent ‘instagrammable’ photo opportunities. So why not just go for a long scenic drive with your mighty camper and admire all the beautiful fall foliage and the ‘endless summer’ with all that it brings with it.
Here are our top 10 places to explore in New Zealand this autumn.
Taranaki, North Island
New Chums Beach, North Island
Te Mata Peak, Hawke's Bay, North Island
Three Sisters and Elephant Rock, Tongaporutu, North Island
Lake Hayes, Queenstown, South Island
Roys Peak, Lake Wanaka, South Island
Dunedin, South Island
Kayaking on Milford Sound, South Island
Hooker Valley Track, Mount Cook National Park, South Island
Tekapo, South Island
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