The South Island offers a number of great observatory areas to enjoy spectacular displays of multicolored Southern Lights. Famous Aurora Australis mesmerizes with its alien-like green colors mixed with pink and yellowish hues poured over the night sky of New Zealand.
The best places to see the wonder of nature include Stewart Islands, Lake Tekapo, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park and the Catlings. From time to time the natural phenomenon occurs around Invercargill and Dunedin.
Polar light is visible during the winter season between March and September, the best spectacles are experienced around the midnight when the night is the darkest as the sun is on the other side of the Earth.