NZ8800 From New Zealand, joined May 2006, 425 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4103 times:
Quoting Oldman55 (Reply 5): nice report and beautiful pics. I see that part of NewZealand is green even in the winter. wonder if they ever get any snow??
The photos you saw are from Rotorua (literally Second Lake) in the North Island. No snow there, but heavy frost sometimes with night temperatures of 0C. The elevation of the local airport (ROT) seen in the pics is 935ft.
On the North Island's Central Plateau, only a two hour or so drive south from Rotorua, yes we do get a lot of snow in the winter, with the Desert Road (SH1) closed - it's been closed quite a lot over the last few weeks!
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