Female hiker walking a New Zealand Great Walk with forested mountains in the background

Anybody dwelling within the northern hemisphere can be conversant in the time period ‘white Christmas’… however have you ever ever heard of a ‘golden sand Christmas’? Or a ‘lush inexperienced rain forest Christmas’? Possibly a ‘glass of wine as you’re solar baking beside a lake, excessive within the Southern Alps Christmas’? Okay, we’re getting carried away now, however what a tremendous thought – a Southern Hemisphere Christmas!

Summer time solstice lands on December 22nd in New Zealand this 12 months, so throughout the Christmas/New 12 months interval our days are the longest, warmest, and it’s the proper time to be exploring the good Kiwi countryside. This additionally means it’s