Winter In Aotearoa New Zealand

Snow-capped mountains, ice-blue glaciers, star-strewn skies... Aotearoa New Zealand becomes a winter wonderland in the cooler months of the year – that’s the months of June, July and August in the southern hemisphere! 

Winter sports enthusiasts looking to ski or snowboard in New Zealand will be pleased to discover several world-class ski resorts across the motu (country). In the middle of the North Island there’s Mt Ruapehu, while the South Island lays claim to five excellent ski fields including Coronet Peak, close to the ever-popular Tāhuna Queenstown. 

But winter activities in New Zealand aren’t limited to what you can do on a pair of skies or a snowboard. From soaks in a hot tub and wildlife watching to scenic train rides, there are plenty of things to experience in winter beyond the slopes throughout Aotearoa.

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