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

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Traveling to Cambridge, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Cambridge, we 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 Cambridge, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Cambridge, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Cambridge is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you are traveling to Cambridge in February, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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March

In March, Cambridge is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cambridge, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Cambridge is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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May

If you vacation in Cambridge during May, you are likely to notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

June in Cambridge is cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost occasionally.

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July

If you visit Cambridge during July, you might notice that it is crisp and very 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 5-10 days this month.

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August

Traveling to Cambridge in August, you will notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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September

If you visit Cambridge during September, you are likely to notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

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

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November

In November, Cambridge is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cambridge, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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December

If you vacation in Cambridge during December, you may notice 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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Activities for Cambridge, New Zealand

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

If you go to Maungatautari Ecological Island, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you go to the Cambridge Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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