Auckland, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Auckland, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Auckland, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Auckland, New Zealand

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

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

January

January here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals

February

In February, Auckland is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

This is also a rainy time for Auckland, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

March

March here is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear

April

Traveling to Auckland in April, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

May

May in Auckland can be chilly and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella

June

If you vacation in Auckland during June, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

July

July in Auckland is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

August

August in Auckland is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in Auckland can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella

October

October is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks

November

November in Auckland is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

If you vacation in Auckland during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Auckland, New Zealand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Auckland
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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