Hi. Me and my mate are gonna go around New Zealand with bicycles on 2012. We even got a few sponsors so the trip is basically free. The problem is that I have to start my studies in September so we would have to make our trip in winter time.
We come from Finland so "winter time" here means heaps of snow, -30c° temperatures and pitch black darkness so I was wondering what is the winter like in New Zealand. Mainly I'm interested on the condition of the roads (are they covered in ice and snow) and how does the winter differ from the north- and south island? Thanks.