10 Reasons To Visit Wanaka New Zealand In The Spring
Wanaka, New Zealand is an all year round destination and adult playground and we believe Spring is one of the best times to visit, here is why…….
1/ Fewer People
Wanaka offers the opportunity to feel like you are the only one here with plenty of unique places for that “in the middle of no-where” feel without driving for miles. Visit the Southern Lakes region during Springtime and enjoy the Wanaka township, surrounding mountains and rivers at a comfortable, relaxed pace.
2/ The Weather
The weather in New Zealand in the Spring is beautiful. Wanaka produces blue skies and comfortable temperatures, quite often getting into the mid 20’s, perfect for activities like biking, water sports, hiking, fishing and anything else you fancy doing in the great outdoors!
3/ Quieter Lake
It is an ideal time for boating and water sports on Lake Wanaka, with plenty of space to drop your boat in, explore the lake and maybe enjoy some trout fishing.
Photo Tim Pierce
4/ Accommodation Deals
Coming to Wanaka during off-peak times gives you the opportunity to negotiate longer stay, holiday accommodation rates and get the pick of the bunch, especially with vacation and holiday rentals. It makes economic sense to stay just that little bit longer and explore this stunning region. Speak to our team for more information.
5/ Daylight Saving
The clocks in New Zealand spring forward in September offering you longer daylight hours to enjoy whatever outdoor adventures you are enjoying but without interfering too much with the darker evenings. We all want to experience the sparkling fairy lights of town while having drinks and dinner.
6/ Spring Skiing
The Ski fields are still OPEN!
Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone Ski Area are only a 30min drive away, which means, you can pop up the mountain in the morning to enjoy a few runs and then back into Wanaka, change into your shorts and T-shirt and enjoy a beer in the sun by the lake.
7/ The Photo Opportunities
Longer days means you have longer to enjoy your activities without having to rush back to the lakefront to capture the stunning sunset over the snow-capped mountains. Also, with the trees and flowers in blossom, there are endless opportunities to capture the perfect shot.
8/ The Cute Little Lambs
As you probably know, New Zealand is well known for its sheep, so what better time to visit than, when the lambs are being born. Wanaka is surrounded by countryside and endless fields of sheep, which come to life in the Spring with lamps springing everywhere!
9/ Great Training Conditions
For all you outdoor sports enthusiasts, you would be mad not to come and develop your training skills here in Wanaka during Spring. The lake is like a mirror, superb for Kayaking and SUP Boarding, the skies are blue and the temperatures are mild, perfect for a riverside run, Mountain Biking and/or some quiet country road rides, it doesn't get much better!
10/ Cheaper Flights
Off-peak times produce off-peak rates, therefore flying to New Zealand in the Spring tends to be cheaper. Wanaka is only a 1-hour drive from Queenstown International Airport over the stunning Crown Range Road.
There you have it, 10 reasons to come and visit Wanaka, New Zealand this Spring.
For more information about our holiday and vacation rentals and activities in and around Wanaka, Contact the team at Release Wanaka today.