Akaroa, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Akaroa, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Akaroa, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Akaroa, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Akaroa, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Akaroa, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Akaroa, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Akaroa, New Zealand by month

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January

If you visit Akaroa during January, you might notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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February

If you visit Akaroa during February, you will probably find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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March

If you vacation in Akaroa during March, you might see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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April

April for Akaroa is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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May

Traveling to Akaroa in May, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you visit Akaroa during June, you will probably see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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July

If you go to Akaroa in July, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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August

If you are traveling to Akaroa in August, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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September

If you visit Akaroa during September, you might see that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

In October, Akaroa is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Akaroa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November in Akaroa is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Akaroa, New Zealand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Akaroa.

If you visit the Akaroa Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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