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Auckland certainly thrives during summer time. Thing start heating up in November, then from December until February, the sun is shining (very brightly, so make sure you slip, slop, slap.) New Zealanders are naturally outdoorsy people. The summer schedule is packed with fabulous food, wine and music festivals. Everyone comes out of hibernation and the city is buzzing. The days are long - the sun doesn’t set until about 9pm – making it a great place to enjoy a few beers and dine al fresco. If you’re in Auckland long enough, summer time is also ideal for hitting the road and finding a camp site to spend some time soaking up nature.
By about April Auckland starts to cool down. Because it’s located on such a narrow piece of land on the North Island it is prone to regular rain, so if you plan on being around at that time, it pays to be prepared - every single day. If you’re going to make a winter trip to New Zealand, I suggested heading to the stunning South Island and making the most of the crisp, snowy air.