It’s easy to see that Spring in New Zealand has a lot going for it. Firstly, it signals the end of winter and the beginning of the warmer seasons. It’s also the season in which daylight savings begin and we get longer evenings to squeeze in more activities. Spring brings with it more sun, new crops and flowers, as well as a time where nature blossoms and new wildlife is born. So to help you make the most of your 2022 Spring season, we’ve offered a guide to the must-do trips to embark upon in your NZ Rent A Car vehicle, all within driving distance of Auckland.
On the banks of the Waikato River is Hamilton’s award-winning gardens. With dozens of world-themed floral sections to see, Spring is the perfect time to spot newly flowering plants as the gardens thrive and come to life with colourful displays and relaxing scents. Travel the world from Italy to India and Japan, England and Ancient Egypt. If that’s not enough there are fantasy gardens and much more.
Visit a Farm Park
Spring is the time baby lambs, calves, kids, foals and chicks are born and the best time of year to visit a farm park. Henderson boasts Kiwi Valley Farm Park, a fun day out for all the family. Take your young ones to see the cutest farm animals and feeding sessions for all the animals within. Fill your day with a 1km maze, horse and pony rides, tractor rides, a playground, sandpit and a fully licensed cafe, all on-site.
Wineries & Vineyards
Visit the wineries of Auckland during their post-winter reawakening. Spring is an important quarter of the vineyard’s year as the sun helps see shoots and buds begin to grow. Drink New Zealand’s best wines and eat from seasonal menus as you enjoy seeing the busy work going on in the fields as the year’s new vintage begins to express itself after its mid-year dormancy.
As the winter begins to melt, rivers run rich with mountain blue water. Spring can be the most beautiful and accessible season to hit the heights of mountains and volcanoes, such as the Tongariro National Park. Hike one of the world’s best one-day adventures and spot mountain daisies and buttercups bloom beside alpine lakes and panoramic views of the North Island. With the improved weather, improved visibility is likely as you summit one of the best views in the country.
Visit all your favourite places this coming season by booking an affordable car or minibus now from NZ Rent A Car.