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New Zealand in April - Things to Do and Reasons to Visit

Is it your first time in New Zealand and not sure what to do? Check out Best Bits – Things to Do as you sort out the best month to visit New Zealand.

Weather in New Zealand is four seasons in one day. Aotearoa New Zealand is several skinny narrow islands isolated in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Glorious day throughout the year is a promise together with the option of rain throughout the year. 

Seasons are the opposite to Europe, United Kingdom, North America (northern hemisphere) creating a great winter escape for our neighbours in the Far East and beyond. Peak season is summer, December to February.

April showcases autumn foliage in the South Island with the Easter break in New Zealand a popular local holiday hotspot. Remember to check when Easter occurs and plan accommodation beforehand to avoid disappointment.

@Warbirds Over Wanaka

WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW ZEALAND IN APRIL?

April in New Zealand is an amazing time to capture that beautiful autumn colour.

April is the foliage burst of autumn colour month yet is relatively quiet. Temperatures are comfortable during the day yet the nights will be chilly especially in the South Island. location.

April autumn foliage does not have the drama of the Northern hemisphere yet the scenery adds to the charm. Public parks and gardens are starting to wear their winter coats.

 

  • Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow (every alternate year over Easter weekend): The air show is thrilling with vintage aircraft giving visitors a spectacular show in one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations, Wanaka

 

TIP: Schools have their autumn holidays (2 weeks) so check the school holiday schedule beforehand when planning your trip.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN NEW ZEALAND IN APRIL?

 

North Island NZ April monthly average temperature:

  • Average low +7°c (45°F)
  • Average high +20°c (68°F)

 

South Island NZ April monthly average temperature:

  • Average low +4°c
  • Average high +18°c
Kayaks launch guided tour Lake Wanaka near #thatwanakatree, South Island
Wanaka View over bridge on Rob Roy track in Mt. Aspiring national park

Check out New Zealand average temperatures for the month you are planning to visit either the North or South Island. Or anywhere in between. The most reliable weather forecast service is NZ Met Service.

 

NEW ZEALAND CLIMATE, WEATHER AND SEASONS ADDS A RICHNESS TO YOUR HOLIDAY

Four seasons, four opportunities to experience what New Zealand has to offer visitors. The climate, the daily weather forecast and the distinct seasons add to the rich palate of attractions from spring festivals to winter ski resort activities.

Find out more

TRAVEL PACK INFORMATION

  • NEW ZEALAND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
  • Monthly temperature data is sourced from Monthly | NIWA. For visitors fascinated by climate change data NIWA provides a rich publicly available resource to browse
  • Source The uniqueness of New Zealand plants an excellent school resource handy for visitors to help understand NZ’s unique biodiversity

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