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river Clutha, New Zealand

South Island

When to visit South Island

Introduction

Summer (November to March), spring and early autumn are fine times to visit the South Island with flowering meadows, mild temperatures and plentiful native wildlife. Nelson and Marlborough, with their sand-fringed islands and idyllic coastal stretches, are two of New Zealand’s sunniest spots. At the height of winter, the ski resorts around Queenstown and Wanaka – the Remarkables, Treble Cone and Coronet Peak – draw big crowds.

Climate for this destination

Average temperature (℃)
Average rainfall (mm)
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Queenstown & Wanaka

Average temperature (℃)
Average rainfall (mm)
  • 30
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  • 0
  • -10
  • 90
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  • 30
  • 0

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Daily max temp (Jun)
8.2℃

Monthly rainfall (Jun)
74mm

Milford Sound & Fiordland

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  • -10
  • 150
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Daily max temp (Jun)
8.3℃

Monthly rainfall (Jun)
118mm

Top of the South

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Daily max temp (Jun)
9.6℃

Monthly rainfall (Jun)
102mm

West Coast

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  • 320
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Daily max temp (Jun)
12.6℃

Monthly rainfall (Jun)
210mm

Christchurch & Canterbury

Average temperature (℃)
Average rainfall (mm)
  • 30
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  • 80
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Max temp Min temp Rainfall

Daily max temp (Jun)
11.4℃

Monthly rainfall (Jun)
52mm

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