When to Visit
Golden Bay boasts a temperate climate year-round.
By far the busiest time of year is from Christmas through March, when occupancies and room rates are at a premium.
The shoulder seasons, September-December and April-May, are wonderful times to visit with good weather, less strain on accommodation, and special rates often available.
The winter months (June, July, August) are quiet in Golden Bay, and that is when many New Zealanders find Golden Bay the perfect place for a weekend escape. Some local businesses do close for the winter.