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Winter in New Zealand

Winter is definitely settling in here in NZ! Looking to plan a winter adventure, kiwi style? We’ve put together a list of reasons why NZ in winter is awesome:

  1. Less queues and no peak pricing: One of the great things about travelling New Zealand in winter is that it’s considered the ‘low season’, meaning you can check out some of the biggest tourist hotspots and avoid those crazy summer queues! Note: Avoid the school holidays if you can, as these tend to be busier times. https://www.govt.nz/browse/education/school-and-college/2016-school-holidays/
  1. Whale watching in Kaikoura: While sperm whales hang out in the Kaikoura coast all year round, come winter the humpback, pilot, blue and southern right whales stop by on their way from the Antarctic to the tropics! June to August is the best times to see them, plus with the added bonus of the beautiful snow capped mountain scenery.
  1. Hanmer Springs: Hanmer springs is located between Christchurch and Kaikoura, and is considered one of New Zealand’s best hot springs resorts. With picturesque scenery surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the famous thermal pools and spa (co.nz) are a beautiful place to relax.
  1. Queenstown: Know as the adventure capital of NZ, Queenstown is the perfect place for a winter adventure! With world class ski fields, beautiful scenery, bars, ski-touring and more, you’ll be sure to see some of the best winter scenery there is to offer.
  1. Baby Seals in Kaikoura!: The perfect spot for the animal lovers among us. There is a waterfall located 15 minutes north of Kaikoura (Ohau Waterfall Walk) which is filled with baby seals during the winter months 🙂
  1. For the snow sport lovers: NZ is home to 18 commercially operated ski fields. The three main regions that are popular among tourists are Mount Ruapehu (in the central North Island), the Southern Lakes (Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island), and Mount Hutt (near Christchurch in the South Island).
  1. Ohakune Mardi Gras: Known to be the premier winter street party of the season, this is an awesome way to welcome the cooler months with local and international artists, street performance, fireworks, and an atmosphere like no other. For ticket information and more see: http://ohakunemardigras.co.nz/#_

NOTE: Stay safe on our roads. Be sure to take extra care on road trips, especially in winter where the roads are often icy. Make sure to check the conditions before beginning your journey, ensure your car is road safe with all defrosters, heaters, indicators, lights, tires, etc. are all in good working order.

We’d love to hear about your winter adventures. Let us know what you’ve got planned for the upcoming winter months in the comment box below.

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140 cm / 5°C/ OPEN!

You are puzzling over the heading? This are the awesome conditions for one of New Zealands wonderful skifields. 140 cm snowbase, 5°C temperature with sunshine and the lifts are open!

Doesn’t it sound like a lot of fun? If you can’t wait to try one of the skifields in New Zealand, here’s your optimal solution.

Mojo Snow has already started with his special offers in the winter season. And is still running the Snow offers because of the awesome conditions. There are different ways of travelling. And if you can’t find the right, we can set up an individual tour for you. Just tell us what you need and we realize your winterexperience.

One option is the self-driving of MOJO. For example the 4 Day North Island Tripper for $539 NZD

This tour is recommended if you wanna go skiing with some friends and are keen to travel on your own.

Includes:

Spaceship hire from Auckland

MOJO Multipass (3-day-liftpass, which can also be used for other activities)

Accommodation

As mentioned there are also exsisting journeys. For example the 6 Day South Island Snow Roadie Tour for $899 NZD

At this tour you ski in the famous snowfields of the South Island and while travelling on the bus you can enjoy the astonishing landscape down there.

Includes:

Travelling by bus

MOJO Multipass (4-day-liftpass, which can also be used for other activities)

Accommodation

Gear

We have the offer – you have to make the decision!

For more information or booking contact: pr@internexnewzealand.com

Cheers, Caro

PR-Departement INTERNeX