The winter and snow have finally arrived in New Zealand and everyone seems to spend their weekend in the ski fields.
But not only the ski fields look great in the snow! Winter is the perfect opportunity for you to rediscover some of the best spots in the South Island, without the usual crowds and with a lovely winter coat on. So why should you come to New Zealand in winter?
See The Hooker Lake Frozen In Mt Cook NP (1)
I have witnessed multiple sunrises and sunsets at Hooker lake but to me, nothing beats the view of mighty Mt Cook covered in snow from top to bottom. The lake is only an hour and a half walk from the white Horse carpark which makes it the perfect location for a winter stroll, even with snow. My tip: Don’t forget your headtorch if you are planning to stay for sunset at the lake. The walk back can be tricky in the dark.
Lake Alexandrina – Mackenzie (2)
A stone’s throw away from the famous Lake Tekapo, the underrated lake Alexandrina is the quintessential Kiwi bach location. I love the laid back vibe and it just feels like a real Kiwi holiday destination. On top of that, the views are amazing! My tip: Take some warm clothes and stargaze in the dark sky reserve. The perseid meteor shower will last until the end of August and is very active this year.