I have a confession to make.
As much as I tout New Zealand’s winter being amazing and equally, if not more, deserving of your time and energy, there’s still a tiny corner of my soul that’s always a little disappointed when May rolls around. The cold sets in, the daylight dwindles, it’s too early to ski and too late to get up into some high peaks.
In Wanaka, we also get the added benefit of an inversion layer: a thick, dense cloud that sits low above the town until it burns off in the early afternoon, finally giving us some sunshine.
Fortunately in New Zealand, if you have the willpower to fight off the beckoning sofa in front of the roaring fire, you’ll have no problem finding activities to get you outside. You might choose to tour a local vineyard. Perhaps you’ll go on a bike ride.
Or maybe you’ll climb up a waterfall.
You can read my original article here.