My son is graduating from high school. His dream trip is to NZ to see Hobbiton. This is truly the best time for our family as it is usually our summer vacation month in terms of time off. However, I was told this is not a good time to see NZ at all because it’s winter and it’s a rainy season. I’ve just looked at the weather record, it doesn’t look as bad as I was told. It rains like FL, the lowest is in the 40s which is not too unbearable for us southerners. We do love countryside, roadtripping, hiking and experiencing the local living. So not sure if winter will not allow us to see the true beauty of NZ.
Do you think it’s really a waste of investment time and traveling cost to go to NZ in July? When it rains, does it rain for weeks or just a couple days at a time? We went to Ireland last summer and we got very lucky to have amazing sunshine the whole entire time we were there, while we did expect it would rain as it’s Ireland.
Love to hear your advice and even your suggested itinerary. Will want to see Australia as well during the 3 weeks time. How many days to spend in Australia and NZ?