Monday, 29 August 2016


Travelling to New Zealand has been in my wish-list since a while now. I was overwhelmed knowing about the exquisiteness it holds in Spring Season. I would love to be left alone in the wildness of nature, to explore its virgin beauty with less crowd to disturb me. 

I would love to go for hikes for a couple of miles in the various shades of colourful vegetation around me. When I am close to the coastline, I would enjoy diving or kayaking in the calm waters, sitting back at one of the beaches in the hot spring & rejuvenate myself.

I have never tried skiing but experiencing new activities is what life is all about?  

I am fond of talking but when in such a beautiful views, who like talking? I would want to shut my mouth & let my camera speak a million of words with each click, I take. 

Making a memory for a life time to look back at the interminable beauty of nature.

New Zealand’s spring months – September, October, and November – set their own unique tone for enticing outdoor holiday experiences. 
Spring in New Zealand is a lively season inspired with colour, flavoured with early produce and new wine releases, and populated by new life and creative festivals celebrating everything from seafood to arts and culture. 

Blooming spring 
Spring is definitely the season to admire the beauty of New Zealand’s flora and forests, wild and landscaped, at their very best. From the yellow swathe of kowhai trees with their 
nectar-heavy flowers that are a magnet for native songbirds, and the surreal green of unfurling fern fronds to massed spring bulbs, wild lupines and brilliant rhododendrons, new life pops up everywhere to be celebrated in a series of garden festivals throughout October and November.  Hobbiton – New Zealand’s most famous garden – is never more glorious than when the pretty as a picture hobbit gardens blossom while, from north to south right across the country, many gardens of international and national significance open their gates to the public. 

Dip your toes in a spring 
A dip in thermal mineral waters holds extra appeal in spring before the summer heat and the crowds arrive. At Hot Water Beach, on the North Island’s Coromandel Peninsula, you can dig your own hot bath in the sand at low tide thanks to ancient springs beneath the beach and that makes for a convivial social event with your significant other or a group of friends. Just a little further south, Polynesian Spa – on the edge of Lake Rotorua - has been voted one of the world’s 10 best day spas. Soak off the day’s activities in a steaming, natural thermal pool or succumb to a reinvigorating mud treatment. 

Picture perfect spring 
All this loveliness and rampant new life on display means spring is a great time to be in New Zealand with a camera.  Beyond the extremes of winter and summer, the lengthening days mean photographers will be rewarded with lighter mornings to go with the flush of spring greens while snow remains on the higher mountain peaks making for excellent scenic images. Fields are filled with the bleating of spring lambs - a group of lambs in green pasture, back-lit with the morning sunshine and snow-capped peaks in the background is a quintessential New Zealand image. Off the beaten track, the ending of winter opens many unmade roads which are closed during the snow, allowing access with suitable vehicles to the road less travelled. 

Dive into spring 
New Zealand is long, relatively narrow, and encircled by an astounding 15,000 kilometers of coastline so you’re never far from the sea and large expanses of clear, calm waters that provide great conditions for diving, kayaking, fishing and other water sports.  
French explorer Jacques Cousteau named the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, just off northern New Zealand’s Tutukaka coast, as one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.  The Knights attracts tens of thousands of divers annually who come to explore the myriad wonders of this colourful yet ethereal underwater world inhabited by an amazing array of marine life.

Swish into spring
And finally, after a bumper winter season and some early September snow, the Queenstown ski fields are gearing up for one of the best spring ski seasons on record. Spring skiing in New Zealand offers more opportunities for milder days on the slopes without the crowds. The ski season continues through until October, giving snow sports lovers an extended chance to experience uncrowded fields or off-piste skiing, snowboarding and heli-skiing. Meanwhile, down off the slopes, Queenstown and nearby Wanaka are enjoying pretty blossoms on the trees, daffodils bursting into life and crisp fresh mornings followed by beautiful sun filled days – perfect for a relaxing escape, or for exploring the trails by bike or by foot.

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