New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere and therefore has seasons opposite to what we experience in the United States. New Zealand is a year-round destination for travelers and has so much to offer throughout the year. Hiking and biking are top-notch during the "shoulder seasons" of spring and fall. Beaches, surf, fishing, and kayaking are phenomenal during summer. Skiing and riding are the hallmark of winter. Here's what to expect, and when, for New Zealand's seasons!