Like the UK, New Zealand has four distinct seasons and in our opinion, each of these seasons offers something unique and magical:
Summer (December to February) is by far the most popular and busiest time to visit New Zealand. Sunny days and temperatures of mid 20's are the norm although a light jumper is still recommended for the evening. Think British summer.
Autumn (March to May) is a lovely time to holiday to New Zealand when the crowds of the summer have departed, prices have dropped but the temperatures are still very pleasant, hovering around late teens and early 20's. Add to this the autumn colours and this is definitely a time of year to consider planning your trip.
Winter (June to August) offers skiing in the South Island so great for snow enthusiasts and a nice option for people maybe visiting family. However, the weather can be similar to a British winter with much cooler temperatures and more chances of rain.
Spring (September to November) brings the spring flowers, think iconic images of pink and purple lupins carpeting the shores of Lake Tekapo and pleasant temperatures around the high teens.