Autumn in New Zealand

It was early autumn in New Zealand when we went there – the first week of this April and we were excited about seeing the foliage colours. Since we landed in Auckland and spent the first few days in the north island, we didn’t get much of a chance to spot autumn colours but once we flew to Queenstown, we were in for a treat.

On our first afternoon in Queenstown, we drove to neighbouring Arrowtown, where the Autumn Festival was on. Arrowtown is a postcard pretty, small town, fully decked up that day for the festival, with kids and their parents out, enjoying the mellow sunshine.

Arrowtown has one main street, with buildings that look straight out of the 1800s (probably are), with little lanes branching off from it, a few shops and cafes thrown about here and there, the green hills in the distance. All, oh, so charming.

Arrowtown

And the trees were ablaze in yellows and oranges and reds – my first time ever seeing such colours. And my husband and I were thrilled to bits.

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Later on, driving elsewhere from Lake Wanaka, we found these trees on the sides of the road – more signs of autumn. Overall, we experienced autumn bounty in New Zealand. And now I am all set for fall colours in New England in the set coast on the USA, the only thing is, I don’t know when that will happen…

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. The colors of fall are indeed arresting

    Rathina’s View Space

    1. charukesi says:

      Thanks, Rathina – it was quite a lovely sight

    1. charukesi says:

      Thank you, Niranjan – easy to take photos of such colourful scenes 🙂

  2. I would be delighted too! Such beautiful colors. When is it Autumn in New Zealand?

    1. charukesi says:

      It’s the southern hemisphere – so autumn is late March till end May or so and then winter begins. It was still early autumn when we went but the colours were still stunning (and it was snowing in and around Queenstown too, as a bonus 🙂 )

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