Autumn in New Zealand stretches from March through to April and May – a season of cooler yet settled weather that is marked with vibrant colour – red, gold, orange – and the fruits of the harvest.
This is a great season to get out and about in the countryside to experience some of New Zealand’s many cycling and walking tracks, and taste some of the best at markets and vineyards.
In the South Island where the seasonal colours are most marked, the Arrowtown Festival celebrates the little town’s gold mining heritage as the hillside above bursts into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours, while Wanaka’s Festival of Colour brings art and culture to the lakeside resort.
Some of New Zealand’s major sporting events take place in autumn including the annual Taupo Ironman in early March, the Tour of New Zealand cycle race in April, and the Rally of Otago in May.
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