Your web browser (Internet Explorer) is out of date. Some things will not look right and things might not work properly. Please download an up-to-date and free browser from here.

NEW POLL – Have you seen both islands of New Zealand?

As we’ve seen in the past week especially, the weather across New Zealand is incredibly varied.

Our wettest and driest regions are separated by a fairly short car drive (Fiordland and Otago).

When you fly from the North Island to the South Island you quite often notice the green of the north is replaced by a browner colour in the south, with more tussock, alpine areas and dry eastern plains.

So we wanted to know – have you been to both main islands in New Zealand, and witnessed the different weather and climates?
Or is that still on the ‘to do’ list?

Let us know in this week’s poll and tell us where you’re from in the comments section below!



Guest on 17/05/2015 9:01am

Lived mainly in Auckland and Christchurch (and London).  Loved the big city feel of London, but my heart is in Canterbury with the dry climate, mountains, lakes, clear rivers, beech forest and tussock lands.  Come to think of it, I love the West Coast as well and Central Otago and Fiordland.  Okay, the South Island is just great!  Best part of the North Island is the East Cape – but once you have explored and lived in the South Island, it is hard for the North to compete with the beauty and climate.

Derek on 17/05/2015 5:04am

I live in Whangarei but before that New Plymouth and Hawera and while there we travelled to the South island a few times both by ferry and air. I have seen the top half both from West Coast over to East to Christchurch. I loved the place and found the lifestyle there more relaxed than the north at that time.

I have never got back to see the bottom half but would love to do so.

I thought that is was a different country with the big difference in landscape, flora & fauna. Very beautiful all told and a good place to live.


GuestRobyn on 17/05/2015 4:54am

I am from Auckland and visit the South Island once a year, this year I am going to that wonderful place – Stewart Isd,

one of the best islands in NZ.

Have you been there?

Related Articles