15 Photos That Prove New Zealand is Perfect in the Spring

Tui on a Kowhai Tree
Tui on a Kowhai Tree | © Auckland Photo News/Flickr
Thalita Alves

New Zealand takes a new life form during the spring months. A splash of colour starts to seep in, easing the nation into a pleasant sense of bliss before venturing into summer. Here are 15 photos that perfectly capture this blossoming transition.

Magnolias are among the first flowers to make a dazzling entrance

Sea of pink magnolia flowers, Dunedin botanic garden, Otago, New Zealand

Cherry trees also brighten up many parks, gardens and urban landscapes across the country

Cherry Grove in Auckland Domain

As the native Kowhai trees begin to flourish, the tui birds come out to play

Tui on a Kowhai Tree

Springtime in Hobbiton is like stepping into a fairy tale garden


Christchurch Botanic Gardens is just one of the places to welcome spring with a blanket of daffodils

Daffodils, Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Architectural marvels like Dunedin’s Railway Station are enhanced by a bed of flowering blooms

Dunedin Railway Station

Alpine ranges, especially around Lake Tekapo, are transformed by a collection of wild lupins

Russell Lupins in Lake Tekapo

Even that lone tree in Wanaka is given a whole new visage

Wanaka Tree

Dandelions start appearing in the most unexpected places

New Zealand Dandelions

Mystical mountainous areas like Tongariro get their fair share of springtime love too

Road near Tongariro National Park

In spring, the rolling pastures are rife with greenery

New Zealand Countryside

And many vineyards are ripe for picking

Rippon Vineyard, Lake Wanaka

Spring is New Zealand’s low tourist season, making it ideal for exploring popular destinations like Milford Sound

Milford Sound Cruise

But travel hotspots like Queenstown are picturesque in every season

Walter Peak High Country Farm, Queenstown, New Zealand

Basically, wherever you end up staying, you can marvel at a showcase of vibrant flowerbeds and lush landscapes

Azalea tree in Rotorua
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