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Walking Vacation Walking New Zealand: Splendor of the South Island​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 6 mi  |  Daily Walking: 1 – 5 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
$4945
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
9 days from only
$3595
Pre-trip Extension:
Sydney · 3 nights $795

Post-trip Extension:
Queenstown · 2 nights $445 
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Weather & Climate

Weather on New Zealand’s South Island is comparable to that of the Northeastern U.S. November and December are comparable to May and June; January and February are the best time to enjoy the region’s summer weather, comparable to July and August; and March and April are comparable to September and October.

The following chart of average temperatures in Christchurch will help you to prepare for your tour.


Average
Daily High Temp (°F/°C)
Daily Low Temp (°F/°C)
Rainfall (in./mm.)
Jan
71 / 21
54 / 12
2.1 / 53.3
Feb
69 / 20
54 / 12
1.8 / 45.7
Mar
67 / 19
52 / 11
2.1 / 53.3
Apr
62 / 16
46 / 7
2.0 / 50.8
May
56 / 13
41 / 5
2.7 / 68.6
Dec
67 / 19
51 / 10
2.2 / 55.9

*The above are average temperatures. Actual temperatures may vary depending on developing weather patterns. Please consult a newspaper, the Internet, or local tourism office prior to your departure for current weather information. 


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