This is a special time of year with snow still low on the mountains, the fresh vibrant colours of new vegetation and the smell of fresh cut grass and blossom.
It is a favourite time for Private Tours to this region especially for photography. This photo captured of our native bird the Tui extracting nectar from the kowhai tree.
While you are here in the region consider a tour to Skippers Canyon or the Catlins Discovery Tour to experience the ruggedness and wilderness that New Zealand can provide. Or travel to Milford Sound that iconic world recognised easily accessible destination for a day through mountains, rain forests and the diverse farmlands of Southland.