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New Zealand in June things to do

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Central Otago, New Zealand

June is one of the quietest visitor months with great travel deals to be had. Apart from probably not enough snow on the ground for snow fields to open it’s a great month for photographers intent on capturing New Zealand’s magnificent winter landscapes and night skies.

Is it your first time in New Zealand and not sure what to do? Check out nz best things to do and let’s sort out which is the best month to visit to tick off your bucket list holiday activities.

The scenic 'Rainbow Falls' at the beautiful Kerikeri is a must to visit spot of Northland New Zealand
The scenic 'Rainbow Falls' at the beautiful Kerikeri is a must to visit spot of Northland New Zealand

What is happening in New Zealand in June?

In NZ June is not as busy as July and August with winter tourists. For snow lovers June is increasingly unlikely to have enough snow on the ski slopes to dust off the skis or snowboard. Mountain passes are likely to be drivable without snow chains however be prepared especially towards the end of June.

  • June in New Zealand is the best month for Milky Way photography
  • June waterfalls and rivers are starting to full up (be prepared to carry your waterproof coat).

North Island NZ June monthly average temperature:

  • Average low 4°c
  • Average high 15°c

South Island NZ June monthly average temperature:

  • Average low 1°c
  • Avg. high 12°c

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.

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.

Sunrise at Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand
Sunrise at Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, South Island, New Zealand

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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