New Zealand Christmas. The pohutukawa tree which lines most of the beaches along the east coast of new zealand flower around christmas time. Our artisan food hampers chocolate gift baskets with gluten free options are hugely popular for birthdays get well presents and christmas gift ideas.
The bright red and crimson flowers make a great sight and are one of the things new zealanders associate most with christmas time. Pōhutukawa new zealand christmas tree new zealand christmas bush and iron tree is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family myrtaceae that produces a brilliant display of red or occasionally orange yellow or white flowers made up of a mass of stamens the pohutukawa is one of twelve metrosideros species endemic to new. So we have put together a guide of new zealand s top christmas festivities for you to get amongst this year.
There are two types of christmas tree in new zealand.
With our own unique kiwi traditions different to the rest of the world we have truly made this season our very own. The new zealand christmas tree the pōhutukawa is displayed as well as the traditional northern european tree. Christmas is in summertime in new zealand and the days are long the sun doesn t set until around 9 p m. They ve been popular in new zealand since the late 1950s.