A small island nation home to around 4.5 million people located in the Pacific Ocean, new Zealand is famous for its national rugby team, its indigenous Maori culture and its picturesque landscape. If you’re an international student considering studying abroad, New Zealand may be a long way from home. But the many hours and possibly days spent travelling to get there will be well worth it!
The seasons in New Zealand are directly opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere, and are the same as those in Australia. New Zealand's climate can best be described as being extremely variable, and anything except tropical! You are very likely to experience 4 seasons in one day, which is very normal!
New Zealand in Summer - December to February
Travelling in summer has the advantage of the best overall weather. However the biggest disadvantage is that it is also the busiest time of year for both local holiday makers and international tourists. As a result prices tend to be significantly higher, and accommodation in some areas can often be very difficult to obtain.