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Autumn in New Zealand

Updated on March 20, 2016

The Autumn Season in New Zealand

Autumn in New Zealand does not occur in October -- October is actually our Spring season!

The season of fall is just as beautiful as in many parts of the world and one of New Zealand's most famous places to visit to see the colors of autumn is the historical village of Arrowtown. A picture of part of this lovely town is shown here.

The photos on this lens illustrate the beauty of New Zealand and the photographers have kindly allowed their use.

Photo by Seriousfun @ morguefile.com

Arrowtown
Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Each year in April the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown holds its harvest festival celebrating the beauty of the tree lined streets in autumn shades of red and gold. The town is famous for its wonderful heritage buildings that make the town a living museum. Arrowtown is in the Queenstown Lakes district of New Zealand’s South Island.

Photo Credit: Los viajes del Cangrejo on Flickr

Arrowtown Leaves

Arrowtown leaves
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Arrowtown
Arrowtown | Source

Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr

Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr
Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr

Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr

Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr
Arrowtown by Edwin11 on Flickr

Autumn in New Zealand is in the months of March, April and May. That means Easter in in Autumn, Halloween in Spring and Christmas in Summer!

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Autumn in the Awatere Valley - South of Blenheim in the South Island

Autumn in the Awatere Valley
Autumn in the Awatere Valley

This gorgeous picture was taken by Phillip Capper in the Marlborough High Country during April 2007.

Autumn Vineyards, Marlborough

Autumn vineyards
Autumn vineyards

Phillip Capper took this photo en route from Blenheim to Christchurch in May 2006

Autumn at Lake Wanaka, Central Otago

Lake Wanaka by Steve
Lake Wanaka by Steve

The great lakes of Central Oratgo make for spectacular pictures and Steve Attwood has done justice in this photo of Lake Wanaka in the early morning calm with the gold of Autumn reflecting in the lake's still waters.

Central Otago is in the South Island of New Zealand. Being inland it has its own microclimate and the temperatures there can be extreme...very hot and very cold. And very beautiful too!

Central Otago is the most southerly wine growing area in the world and also boasts the highest vineyards in New Zealand.

Steve is a talented photographer and more of his work can be found on his Nature blog

Hot off the press! Lonely Planet 16th Edition has voted exploring Central Otago as one of the top 20 experiences in New Zealand -- Released September 2012.

Wine Map of New Zealand - Do you notice a theme...many vineyards!

New Zealand wine map
New Zealand wine map

The map of New Zealand wine regions shows major cities and approximate location of the main growing areas. It is the work of author Mick Stephenson and based on original by Plamen. The use of this illustration is under GNU Free Documentation License.

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Central Otago and Marlborough produces a wonderful Pinot Nior

Pinot Noir is one of my favorite wines. We celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary with a bottle of Triblebank...lovely!

Unfortunately there are no Pinot Noir wines available online at present.

Photo by Lyn Bell|

New Zealand Sauvigon Blanc is Well Known Worldwide

Sauvigon Blanc is one of my favorite white wines. this wine from the Marlborough region of the South Island is one I recently tried and it's delicious. The conditions fr the 2012 and 2013 growing period was particularly favorable for this type of wine making the Jules Taylor OTQ Sauvignon Blanc 2013 a great harvest that we can now enjoy.


There's a bit of a drought on Amazon. While these images are from Amazon the cupboard is bare!

Four Peaks, Geraldine. - Autumn dawn through red willows

Autumn in Geraldine
Autumn in Geraldine

This view is part of the Four Peaks range of mountains that dominate the skyline behind the town of Geraldine in South Canterbury, This photo was taken by Steve Attwood during Easter (Autumn in NZ) 2009. You can see more of Steve's work at his blog Stevex2

Hackfalls Arboretum - A blaze of autumn color in the North Island....

Hackfalls Arboretum
Hackfalls Arboretum

Hackfalls Arboretum, is 62km from Gisborne, This homestead garden on the brow of a hill overlooks a lake with spectacular views. The Arboretum is part of a sheep and cattle station and contains thousands of species of native and imported plants.

Photo Credit: Steve Attwood

Autumn Fruits - Grapes

Grapes
Grapes | Source

Apples, Pears, Feijoas

Autumn fruits
Autumn fruits

Photo of Apples by Tolea at Morguefile.com

Photo of Pears by dtcreations at Morguefile.com

Photo of Feijoas by Quiltsalad on Flickr

Melons, Tamarillos

watermelon and tamarillos
watermelon and tamarillos

Watermelons by kumarnm from morguefile.com

Photo of Tamarillos by Epicbeer on Flickr

Mandarin, Banana

mandarin and banana
mandarin and banana

Photo: MANDARIN

© Norbert Lisowski | Dreamstime.com

Photo of Banana by mconnors at morguefile.com

Vegetable
Vegetable | Source

Autumn Vegetables

Asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cucumber, eggplant, kumara, lettuce, mushrooms, potato, pumpkin, snowpeas, spring onion, sweetcorn, turnip, zuccini

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      merfzel 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Beautiful pictures and lens :)

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      I lived in Michigan during two autumn seasons, and your pictures of the beautiful flaming colors of the trees reminds me of Michigan. In Southern California we only have a small percentage of the trees that do any such thing, many are always green or merely turn brown and fall off.

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      Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

      Now I know which country or place I'll visit before I die.

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      Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

      Now I know which country or place I'll visit before I die.

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      CoolKarma 4 years ago

      Your lens brought a tear to my eye. I live in Auz and I am so incredibly homesick for the spectacular beauty of NZ

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lovely, i really like the autumn season.

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      crafty23 4 years ago

      I would love to visit New Zealand someday. TFS!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I thought of deliberately missing the question about the capital of New Zealand so you would know I was an American ;=}. Lovely pictures. I would like to see that scenery. Thanks for the lens.

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      Lee Hansen 4 years ago from Vermont

      Thank you for a lovely autumn tour of New Zealand. Our Northern Hemisphere seasons are reversed, but autumn in any place is my favorite season of all.

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      QHTYasmine 4 years ago

      Thank you very much for this great lens! Its good, funny and entertaining - all in one packages. But seriously: I live in Queenstown and I have to say that Autumn is by far the most beautiful season we have. Thanks again for sharing!

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      shewins 4 years ago

      Wow, I didn't realize the landscape was so diverse in New Zealand. It kind of reminds me of California, our state has beaches, mountains, vineyards and deserts. Even Arrowtown reminds me of the little gold rush towns her in the Sierra Foothills. We are experiencing Autumn here right now. Great lens, beautiful photos of a beautiful land.

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      momsfunny 4 years ago

      Autumn in New Zealand looks so beautiful.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens and amazing pictures..now I want to go there!

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      nifwlseirff 4 years ago

      I love the patchwork hills around Arrowtown - gorgeous! I would love to visit NZ in autumn, the colours are stunning. Great collection of photos and info!

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      Pearl-girl 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens with gorgeous pictures!

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      HouseBuyersOfAmerica 4 years ago

      Wonderful pictures you have used here. Would love to visit their once.

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      Cam Marotta 4 years ago

      Looks gorgeous! It's on the bucket list for me to visit NZ someday...

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Very beautiful autumn in New Zealand (at least I know when is the best season to go NZ). I have never been to New Zealand but it is one of the countries I would love to go in this lifetime.

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      Paula Morgan 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      I visited Arrowtown during Autumn many years ago and can attest to the beauty. What a gorgeous visit. Thank you