• In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 17° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 14° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 8 days of very light rain with an average of 0.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 43%.

  • In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 15° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 12° which is very cold and bracing, it's not recommended you swim with out a full wet suit. There will be 10 days of very light rain with an average of 1.5mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 63%.

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Beaches of Southland Region, South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand's Southland region, located on the South Island, offers a stunning array of beaches and islands for visitors to explore. With its diverse landscapes, ranging from rugged coastlines to pristine sandy beaches, there is something for everyone. The climate in the Southland region is temperate, with mild summers and cool winters. However, due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere, the best time for a beach holiday in this area is during New Zealand's summer months - December through February.

Gemstone Beach, New Zealand

Gemstone Beach

Located on the southwestern coast of the South Island, Gemstone Beach is known for its unique geological features and abundance of semi-precious stones that can be found along the shoreline. The beach's name comes from these colorful pebbles that line its shores, with stones such as jasper, quartz, and garnet just waiting to be discovered. Gemstone Beach offers a stunning coastal landscape where visitors can enjoy beachcombing or strolling along the water's edge. The best time to visit Gemstone Beach for a beach holiday is during New Zealand's summer months - December through February.

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Mason Bay Beach, New Zealand

Mason Bay Beach

Mason Bay Beach is a remote and untouched paradise located on Stewart Island/Rakiura - New Zealand's third-largest island. This expansive stretch of golden sand provides an idyllic setting for a true getaway-from-it-all holiday experience. Surrounded by lush native bush and frequented by local wildlife such as sea lions and penguins, Mason Bay offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in nature while enjoying pristine beaches. The best time to visit Mason Bay Beach for a beach holiday is during New Zealand's summer months - December through February.

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In addition to these specific beaches, the Southland region is home to numerous other coastal gems that are worth exploring. The Catlins coastline, for example, features rugged cliffs, hidden bays, and scenic viewpoints that showcase the beauty of the region. Curio Bay is another popular spot for visitors, with its unique petrified forest and opportunities to spot rare yellow-eyed penguins.

Whether you are searching for a secluded beach getaway or an adventure-filled coastal exploration, the Southland region of New Zealand has something to offer every traveler. With its diverse landscapes and abundant natural beauty, this part of the world is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who visit.

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