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Top 5 Things to Do in Auckland During Spring – Let the wonder unfold

Auckland brings with it a spirit of wonder, excite and sheer majesty. Its natural landscapes are practically unmatched during the peak of spring when the world and nature come alive to greet people with blooms and blossoms alike.


Keep an eye out for the blooms

When springtime rolls around, there really is no better place to be in the world than the natural landscapes of Auckland. Take, for example, the stunning shores of Lake Tekapo. You will find it covered with the purple lupins that dominate the landscape, making for an almost otherworldly sight.
Another stunning location to witness the plant life in bloom is Central Otago, which finds itself covered in pink and white blossoms.
There is more! Suppose you were to head towards the North Island, Pukekura Park, Pukeiti or even the Powerco Taranaki Garden. In that case, you will find yourself in the presence of what can be described as a dream-like scenario that would leave passionate horticulturists frothing in jealousy.


Mind the birds

For a land that is a lush and stunning as Auckland, it is no surprise that there is a brilliant variety when it comes to the birdlife that calls this area their home. For example, suppose you were to make your way from Auckland to The Coromandel peninsula. In that case, you will be able to witness the godwits, also known as Kauka, making their migratory journey from Siberia to Auckland.
Suppose you want to get a look at the iconic Kiwi bird. In that case, your best bet is to head towards the Rainbow Springs during the mid-September period so that you can watch these little creatures peeking out of their little nests.
Additionally, for those keen to visit the west coast beach of Muriwai, you will be greeted upon your arrival by a massive gannet colony that calls this area is home from August to May every year.


Stay for the hobbits

To be fair, not everyone will be a fan of the Lord of the Rings or even The Hobbit movie franchise, but for fans across the this is the final place they would like to see before they die. So, the best time to visit to experience the true wonder associated with this humble dwelling is to visit on the 22nd of September.
On this day, the village of Hobbiton will be all set up to celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins' birthday, and the landscapes will be surrounded by bluebells and daffodils.
If you are staying at one of the Auckland harbour hotels, such as the Auckland Harbour Suites, you will have a 2.5-hour journey to take, but it will be well worth the effort!


Keep things exciting

Auckland also offers travellers plenty of opportunities to get their adrenaline pumping. So, if you are in the mood for some rafting, head towards the South Island, and if you prefer hiking, then Auckland's Waitakere Ranges are where you need to be.


Celebrate the Spring events

When in Auckland, take some time to join in on the spring events. This means joining in on activities such as the Seafest in Kaikoura or even the Food & Wine Hawke's Bay events. Note that for the Seafest, you are encouraged to dress up a fish just like the rest of the participants!