New Zealand

Christchurch – Best time to go

Best time to visit Christchurch

The best time of year to book a holiday in Christchurch is December to February.

The summer season brings some fantastic activities, while the winter is ideal for those wanting to ski.

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 22°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 3°C

Average rainfall – 85mm per month

Average daylight hours – 10

What’s the weather like in Christchurch between December and February?

Christchurch’s summer months offer over 12 hours of daylight per day, giving you plenty of time to explore the nearby landscapes. There’s excellent visibility for those wanting to see the mountains and take in the views, as well as warm weather and lots of sunshine, perfect if you prefer to soak up the sun on the beach.

Reasons to visit Christchurch from December to February

• New Zealand’s ‘Garden City’ is full of lush plants, trees and flowers
• Try wine tasting in the vineyards, with the grapes harvested in time for the summer
• Enjoy the al fresco dining scene in restaurants and cafés throughout the city
• The surfing season begins, with a choice of beaches offering waves for both experienced and beginner surfers