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Biking Vacation New Zealand: The South Island ​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 13 – 56 mi  |  Daily Biking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
12 days from only
$5245
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
9 days from only
$3595
Pre-trip Extension:
Sydney · 3 nights $795

Post-trip Extension:
Queenstown · 2 nights $245
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Weather & Climate

Weather on New Zealand’s South Island is comparable to that in the Northeast U.S November and December are comparable to May and June; January and February are the best time to enjoy the region’s summer weather, comparable to July and August; and March and April are comparable to September and October. The following chart of average temperatures in Christchurch will help you to prepare for your tour.

Average Daily Temperature (High/Low)

° F °C
Jan 71 / 54 21 / 12
Feb 69 / 54 20 / 12
Mar 67 / 52 19 / 11
Apr 62 / 46 16 / 7
May 56 / 41 13 / 5
Dec 67 / 51 19 / 10
 *The above are average temperatures. Actual temperatures may vary depending on developing weather patterns. Please consult a newspaper, the Internet, or a local tourism office prior to your departure for current weather information.  
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