Visiting Sydney Auckland and Rotorua in July

Visiting Sydney, Auckland and Rotorua in July.

Is July a good time to visit Rotorua and Auckland, New Zealand as well as Sydney, Australia?

I was scheduled to tour Europe but the trip has changed to New Zealand and Australia.

I fear there will not be things to do since it is winter there.

July is winter in the southern hemisphere, however it isn't all doom and gloom.

I lived in Sydney for four years, and maybe I have rose coloured glasses, but I remember some pretty amazing July days!

My mother and sister came out from the UK to visit me during July and apart from a very chilly night in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney, we had a great time!

In Sydney, we went for a ferry trip to Manly, walked around the Opera House, visited Circular Quay, Watson's Bay, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.

That was 20 years ago and today there are many other things to do and see both indoors and outdoors. So, in my book - Sydney no problem!

Auckland in New Zealand in July... I had to ask my friend about this one. She said, out of choice she wouldn't choose to go to Auckland in July, because it can be pretty damp, cold and grey.

However, she did say there were still things to do such as visit the museum, lots of shopping, great restaurants and shows. There is also Waiheke Island which has lots of things to do and see. So not 100% bad - just be prepared for the cold and some rain!

She also commented that if she was choosing to visit Auckland the top time of the year would be November to early April.

Next stop... Rotorua. Rotorua is about 2½ to 3 hours drive from Auckland. When my friend lived in Auckland, Rotorua was the place they escaped to at that time of the year! She said it was brilliant! She also highly recommended the Waitomo Caves which are on the way from Auckland to Rotorua.

Rotorua is where they have the natural hot springs which of course would be fun to visit in the winter to warm you up!

I don't know if that answers your question or at least points you in the direction of finding out more. It will depend a little on what sort of things you like to do and see, but on the surface there will be things to do in all the places during July.

Let me know if you have any more questions I might be able to help with.

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