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I have visited in fall, in spring, and in winter and enjoyed each season. The only downside of winter is that the days are shorter and the shadows are longer - so you will have less daylight to see things. See More
There is nothing in NZ that you won't love. I have been 3 times, for 2 weeks each time. I would drive down the south coast by Kaikoura and inland to Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Wanaka is nice. I found Queenstown to be lovely but a bit touristy. Oama... See More
A trip to Japan - I was totally enchanted by the people. NZ - Totally enchanted by the geographic beauty. A remote town in Italy where my purse was stolen - with everything in it - passport, phone, much cash, cards, ID, driver's license... where the ... See More
I have been there in May. The weather was ok, with a medium jacket, but the days are short and the low hanging sun/long shadows were a bit depressing to me. But it was affordable at that time of year and if you can handle less daylight for seeing thi... See More
I may differ in opinion from others, but to me, Queenstown is ok - but a bit touristy and I prefer other places in NZ, so I would include Kaikoura and down the coast, cut in to get to Tekapo and Pukaki. I think that is spectacular. And then head sout... See More
Oamaru and Napier for interesting architecture - and Napier has a nice dark sand beach. Taupo is a very pretty town. I love Rotorua - glow worms in woods at night - bubbling things everywhere - a beautiful museum building. Nelson has great views. You... See More
Kristina - don't wait to travel!!!! I have traveled solo much of my life, and find it a far more rewarding adventure than with someone else. The immersion into the experience is enhanced when there is no familiarity close by. An easy place to travel ... See More