New Zealand Cruise Seasons
Wondering when the perfect time would be to see New Zealand at its best onboard a cruise? Check out the perfect seasons to get your cruise holiday to a great start!
High Season: December – February
The pros and cons of sailing in season: The weather in New Zealand is never so miserable that there’s no point in going, but with temperatures ranging from 20 – 30 degrees Celsius, the summer months are the peak cruising times. This also makes it likely to be more expensive and more crowded. It is also worth noting that the South Island can be colder than the North Island, even in summer.
Low/Shoulder Season: May – August
The pros and cons of sailing off season: Cruises to New Zealand are offered all year round, and there are always things to see and do. May to August are the coldest months, and daylight hours are shorter, so cruising options are limited. September to November are, however, probably the hardest months to predict, weather-wise.