5 Magnificent Places to Celebrate Christmas in New Zealand

December 11, 2014 Updated: December 11, 2014
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Christmas is winter would be something that you would have to expect when you are planning to have a Kiwi Holiday. There are certainly several perks in running away from colder climate and experiencing how it would be live to be somewhere warmer. Christmas is certainly flip flop/jandals weather here and it is perfect for spending evenings with a cold beer in hand. Here are some of the coolest stops when you are in for a Kiwi Christmas.

Marlborough, South Island

Green slopes and coastal farm on the Marlborough Sounds region via Shutterstock*
Green slopes and coastal farm on the Marlborough Sounds region via Shutterstock*

Located at the tip of South Island, this happens to be a really good stop for those who are interested in trying out the wine in New Zealand. As the country is known to be one of the world’s best producers of wine, you will surely love the thought of exploring the vineyards and seeing it for yourself. Sauvignon Blanc is among the most famous wines that come from the country. If you have not found a nice area to spend the holidays, why not spend it here? There are so many stops to explore and you will find a lot of awesome restaurants along the way.

Kaikoura Bay

Since Christmas is during the Kiwi summer, you do not have enough excuses not to wear your swimming outfit. While in the other parts of the world, it is freezing at this time of the year, here in New Zealand, you can go sunbathing and swimming as much as you want. You can find a lot of cool animals here too making this a good area for those who are looking for some place quiet while exploring the natural wonders of the country. Although to a lot of people from the other hemisphere, Christmas is associated winter, no one can deny that summer during the holidays can be a good one.

 Bay of Islands, Central Paihia

This place is perfect for those who are interested in some quiet time while reaping all the benefits of being in an area that is close to nature. This stop has a subtropical native landscape and this means having access to an awesome view. As an added bonus, there are several water and landbased entertainment here. With so many chalets for rent in the area, it will not be difficult to find a place to stay during the holidays.

 Coromandel

This peninsula is perfect for those who are interested in having quick access to the city while reaping all the benefits of enjoying the nearby views of the sea. The place looks just like a hand with the middle finger pointing to Auckland which is the closest metropolis. Cruising along the coastal roads is certainly an experience that you should not miss while you are in the vicinity. As old stories will tell us, this was supposed to be the area where the first humans landed on New Zealand, so it is also quite historical. From the remote tip, you can have a sweeping view of the ocean.

 Milford Track

Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand via Shutterstock*
Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand via Shutterstock*

This is one of the best hiking trails in the country and you have to book early as there are limited slots. The place looks like something that has been spun in a fantasy making it more popular among a lot of travelers who appreciate the beauty of natural wonders. Hikers would also fall in love with this place as there is much to see and appreciate.

New Zealand happens to be a wonder by itself. With so many nice places to explore and stay in during the summer, it would not be enough to see the best spots in the country in such a short span of time. With so many incomparably beautiful stops, anyone can see that Christmas in summertime is definitely something to look forward to.

This article was written by Margarette L. originally published on www.etravelblog.com. Read the original here.

*Image of Milford Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand via Shutterstock

*Image of Green slopes and coastal farm on the Marlborough Sounds region via Shutterstock