Summer in New Zealand

February is the best month to visit New Zealand, where the weather is at its hottest and driest and the scenery is ever more beautiful.

The best time to visit New Zealand

February is a terrific month to make the most out of a tour of New Zealand.

At that time of year, you can fully appreciate the immense variety of natural beauty which make the north and south islands of New Zealand such a perennially loved destination

The rich diversity of New Zealand’s landscapes veer from the dramatic to the serene and back again, with hot springs and spouting geysers to glistening glaciers, brooding fjords and mountains to leave you rapt in awe.

Maori culture and beautiful scenery

Be inspired by sights such as Waitomo Caves and the thermal village at Whakarewarewa. This area is a hub of Maori culture, and while there you can have a taste of the traditional local fare, such as geothermal hangi, hangi pie or corn cob.

Your February southern hemisphere sojourn should likewise include a boat trip through the stunning bays of Queen Charlotte Sound, or take a cruise on the fjords of the Fiordland National Park.

Waitaki Valley, meanwhile is home to three lakes, a beautiful river plus dramatic geological features, which make it pound for pound home to some of the best scenery you’ll find in New Zealand – and that’s with a lot of stiff competition.