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post Apr 10 2007, 11:50 AM
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K i'm taking a bit of time out for myself in June. My destination i hope is New Zealand however since its Winter i'm not too sure to go or not.

Has anyone travelled in New Zealand at this time of year, do you recommend it?

What would the temperatures be like?
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post Apr 10 2007, 12:22 PM
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I am actually from New Zealand, and i would most recommend that you travel here.

Right now that summer is coming to a close, the temperates will start to come down a buit, but the temperatures are still in their 20s right now, with sun and showers in various parts of New Zealand.

For the weather in winter, it can be anything fro rain and wind in Auckland, right to snow in the Central Plato in the North Island and also in the middle and lower South Island.

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post Apr 10 2007, 05:10 PM
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Being in the Southern Hemisphere, you will be going in the winter if you chose June. That said Auckland has fairly mild temps year round. And if you are interested in skiing, you will be just in time for the July-Sept season on the South Island.

Just take a sweater and rain gear and you should be fine.

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post Apr 10 2007, 05:23 PM
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I've travelled New Zealand over two winters: once around the South Island, and the other solely in Queenstown - by far the coldest part.

Absolutely you should go, but it depends 'where' you go as to what you'll encounter. If you're into the walks and the backcountry, it's probably not the best time to visit as much of it will be closed due to avalanche risk. If you into wintersports you're coming at just the right time: June, July and August will be heaving. But for general sightseeing, landscapes and stunning natural beauty, winter is superb.

The north island will definitely be warmer, while the south island will give you scenery perfectly suited to the winter (glacial lakes, snow capped peaks and raging rivers.) If warmer is what you want, the north island is probably your best bet (the Tongariro National Park will be awesome at this time of year.)

But it's all amazing, you have to go..

What sort of things are you interested in? What sort of timescales do you have to play with?


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