Corey in Colorado (Login cransom) HyperScale Forums from IP address 188.8.131.52
So I just got my vacation bid award for next year and I have 5 weeks of vacation from starting roughly April 29th and going into May. The wife and I were thinking of visiting New Zealand during this time. We were wondering if the Autumn is a good time to visit, and more importantly if it's crowded during this period (i.e. Kiwi holiday's, influx of tourists ect, ect.)
Robert Burgess (Login rcburgess) HyperScale Forums 184.108.40.206
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July 26 2012, 7:11 PM
Hi, the period you are thinking of is quite good as the kiddy-winks should be in school. The best time I would go for is Feb-March as its generally better weather in that its warm, sunny and a bit more stable. TVAL at Hood aerodrome near Masterton and the Omaka Avaition centre just out of Blenheim well worth a visit. RNZAF museum at Wigram another.
The Army Museum at Waiouru and other attractions...
July 26 2012, 11:44 PM
would include the MOTAT (Museum of Transport & Technology) & Associated "airfield" in Auckland City, along with the Auckland War memorial Museum,and of course Ardmore Aerodrome (you can book a Dakota tour of Auckland on most weekends!)
If you were to come same a week earlier you wiould be in NZ for ANZAC day (25th April) and could attend a Dawn Parade and get some idea of just how much we remember, now 98 (in 2013) years ago. The attendance for many Parades number in Thousands, nationwide.
I second All the other suggestions as well, the weather will/should be better (and warmer!), earlier in the year (Feb thru April)