If you are seeking a winter escape – New Zealand is your destination. The roads are often quieter, events and activities are more affordable, and there are so many fantastic winter festivals. If you hire a campervan you can drive through the snowcapped mountain ranges, enjoy wine and adventure. And, if you want to know what New Zealand can bring to you this winter, read below:
If you seek adventure, hire a campervan and head to Queenstown. This is a top spot for all, and hums year-round. Queenstown offers many adventures, accommodation and eateries. And, starting in June, it’s popular for many winter sports enthusiasts. It also hosts New Zealand’s biggest skiing/snowboarding event in August.
Queenstown is also famous for its adrenaline-rushing activities, such as jet boating, bungee jumping, skydiving, four-wheel-driving, dirt biking and paragliding.
Mount Ruapehu is home to NZ’s two largest ski fields. It is the perfect destination for skiing or snowboarding enthusiasts, or even those just starting out on the slopes. Purchase your package and hit the snow this NZ winter.
Celebration and Festivals
Ohakune Mardi Gras
Once you’ve hired your campervan drive to Mardi Gras. This event is held in Ohakune, a small town in the North Island. It is New Zealand’s biggest winter festival, which hosts some of the largest DJ’s from across the globe. Wrap-up warm, because it is cold!
One of New Zealand’s newest celebrations is Elemental Auckland. For the month of July, the city plays on the elements, air, fire, earth and water. In the local bars, restaurants, theatres and public spaces, you will find fantastic light installations, tantalising cuisine and cultural events. This is one event not to be missed.
Queenstown Winter Festival
Every year, Queenstown has a Winter Festival that encompasses various cultural aspects of the town along with fireworks, music, comedy and other entertainment.
Luxuries and Relaxation
If you want to warm up after a day of skiing or celebrating, you can visit a retreat or day spa.
If you are looking to relax with a magnificent view, then head to Onsen Hotpools, Queenstown. These hotpools overlook the Shotover River Canyon, and will keep you warm on cold snowy days.
Hells Gate Rotorua
Hells Gate Rotorua is home to the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere. Spend your day soaking in the mud pools, watching the mud volcano eruptions and much more.
The Lost Spring
The Lost Spring are geo-thermal springs, located in Whitianga. This is the perfect place to indulge and enjoy mineral springs. You can spend your time enjoying just the spas, or splash out and take part in a spa treatment. The choice is yours.
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