Hey, we’re haven’t even hit the summer season yet and here I am talking about the next year’s Autumn! But a lot of international visitors book their New Zealand honeymoon 12 months ahead, so it is timely. Listed below are a few advantages to planning an Autumn Honeymoon in New Zealand:
Advantage No 1 – Settled Weather New Zealand in autumn
The Autumn months mean sad goodbyes for some. But in that special time between March and May, the scenery is never more beautiful and the weather is probably at it’s calmest. It’s a great combo to see the rich Autumn colours, yet at the same time, enjoy sunny blue skies.
Advantage No 2 – New Zealand in Autumn photography
Nature actually creates a darker light and keen photographers love it. Loved-up honeymooners will get a lot of space to themselves to photograph those surprisingly friendly Tuis and Fantails. No waiting for others to step out of your way here folks. There’s no sweeter moment when you re-visit your photos and recall that beautiful waterfall.
Advantage No 3 – Off-the-beaten in New Zealand:
In the Autumn months it’s still possible to enjoy off-the-beaten places like Lake Hauroko in the Fiordland National Park. (Can you believe that many New Zealanders have never heard of this, let alone seen it!). Tour number will be fewer and you’ll often get the undivided attention of your guide.
Advantage No 4 – Seasonal prices and more choices:
Of course it’s beneficial to your wallet when the ‘shoulder’ winter rates kick in. Plus there’s the added bonus of having a better range of choices for romantic accommodation. You may not be so lucky to get this gorgeous little cottage in the busy summer months.
Advantage No 5 – Walking tracks:
Long after the Christmas/New Year visitors have departed these shores, you’ll get to explore great walking tracks without meeting a single soul on the way. How cool is that!
The lovely lady who took this photo on a beautiful day in March, was the only person we met on this part of the Milford Track .We remember her kindly. Thanks Karen.