New Zealand's weather changes rapidly. It can be very cold at any time of the year. Always be physically and mentally prepared for the worst conditions and be ready to change your trip plans if necessary.
If you are heading into the mountains check the New Zealand Avalanche Advisory as well as the MetService weather forecasts.
MetService weather forecasts
Latest weather information - incudes short and extended forecasts, mountain and marine forecasts.
Other MetService information:
Other parks and reserves
Call the MetPhone service line 0900 999 + the Area Code for the local area you wish to visit (charge applies), or check the latest information and conditions at the nearest DOC visitor centre.