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Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

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Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

Hello. My family of 4 is traveling to NZ - North first, then South between March 28 and April 18, starting in Auckland, and ending/flying out of Christchurch.

We live in Colorado, where it was 22 degrees celsius today, with a complete change of a high of 7 tomorrow, with possible rain/sleet/snow. We're pretty hardy folks. BUT, we also have 300 days of sunshine per year, LOVE the warmth, and are DYING for some beach time.

We have 3 days planned in Hahei on Coromandel upon our arrival, then to mid-island sights and ending in Wellington on Day 7.

South Island - Then, it's on to Nelson in the south island for about a week - allowing ourselves some time to relax, and spend many days exploring Abel Tasman and the areas in between Nelson and the park...

Many questions, here: Do you think we'll be able to swim (pool) at all when in Nelson? We're assuming we'll need wetsuits to do any kayaking, dolphin swims, etc in the south, as well as warm clothes when heading down the east coast to Kaikoura/Christchurch. But, should we expect to be too cold for coastal activities in the north island, as well --- up on Coromandel?

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1. Re: Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

North Island generally has warmer temps than south island at that time of year. It is of course our fall so its definitely not as warm as Summer. In saying that we can often still get some beautiful sunny days. But can also get some chilly days with early frosts.

I hope to still be using our pool in April. Have just been in it today and it was lovely.

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2. Re: Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

In Nelson and Abel Tasman expect plenty of sunshine during the day, the temp will drop overnight. The sea is too cold for me to swim, but a heated pool will be fine :)

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3. Re: Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

Dolphin Encounter in Kaikoura supply wetsuits for swimming with dolphins. However, because you're off the Continental shelf and its so deep -

the reason there's so much marine life in the area - the water still feels cold even in high summer.

It's worth it though - we had over 300 dolphins in my pod when I went out with them.

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4. Re: Beach Time? - No/So Islands - New Zealand - early April

Hot Water Beach always has hot water ;-)

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