Gear up for a New Zealand or Australian winter holiday

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Gareth Meade
3 May, 2022
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Take advantage of the cooler months with GoSee's Winter sale

New Zealand and Australia have a lot in common, but when it comes to the weather things get a bit more complicated. Sure, the south is colder and the north is warmer, but in Australia the temperatures are a lot more extreme. What might be a bit chilly to a Queensland local will feel positively tropical to a Victorian native. In New Zealand you can basically separate destinations into those that get snow and those that don't. Suffice it to say, there are a lot of options for how you can spend your winter in this part of the world. And right now with GoSee, you can get great deals on a winter holiday that allows you to explore these beautiful countries the way that suits you best. 

Hit the slopes for ski season

Whether you're heading to Thredbo in Australia or Coronet Peak in New Zealand, there's no shortage of ski holidays available. But if you’ve never skied or snowboarded before you might be surprised at exactly how much gear is involved. Aside from yourselves and your layers of thermals and sweatshirts there’s an array of jackets, backpacks, boots, skis and boards of varying awkward shapes to fit it to your vehicle before heading up the hill. A bigger vehicle will definitely make the tetris-style packing a lot easier and many will come with racks to make it even simpler. 

We've partnered with several vehicle rental suppliers to bring you some great deals on cars and SUVs, including:

  • Sixt AU - Save 10% on 3+ day rentals
  • Alpha AU - Save 10% on 5+ days in May and August
  • Budget NZ - 1 day free on 7+ day rentals
  • Discount NZ - 10% off
  • Plus more!
People skiing down a mountain and a gondola going up.
Australia's far north, for example, experiences milder days and cooler nights, but nothing close to what most people would associate with winter.
A tropical beach in North Queensland.

Explore the winterless north

If the cold weather isn't really your thing, there are plenty of other options during the winter months. Australia's far north, for example, experiences milder days and cooler nights, but nothing close to what most people would associate with winter. As a bonus, the top end of Northern Australia has it's dry season between May and October, so you shouldn't experience the kind of torrential rainfall that usually comes with the tropics. 

Even in New Zealand's Northland region you're going to find yourself with a few less layers than if you're spending winter in Dunedin. It's a great time to explore the unique outdoors in Northland, which include amazing walking trails, sliding down massive sand dunes, seeing NZ's largest living Kauri Tree and lots more.

Combine your travel and your accommodation and explore these incredible places with a campervan hire deal from GoSee, including:

  • Jucy NZ - 10% discount
  • Spaceships NZ - 1 free day for every 7 days booked, plus a free Winter Warmer Pack
  • Calypso AU - 5% discount
  • Camperman AU - Free table and chairs
  • Plus more!

Ready to book your holiday?

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Key dates

  • GoSee's Winter Sale is from 3-17 May, 2022.
  • Travel dates vary, but most are between May and August 2022.

Where to find more information

Visit our car deals and campervan deals pages to find out what's available and get all the information you need, including Terms & Conditions. 

A snow covered field and trees.