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

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Traveling to Canterbury, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Canterbury, we've got 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 Canterbury, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Canterbury, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Canterbury, 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


  • N95 masks

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


  • 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).

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

If you visit Canterbury during February, you might notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s 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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March

If you vacation in Canterbury during March, you may notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s 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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April

If you go to Canterbury in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Canterbury in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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June

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

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July

If you go to Canterbury in July, you will notice that it can be very chilly 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 about half of the time.

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August

August in Canterbury is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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September

If you visit Canterbury during September, you are likely to notice that it is crisp 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 high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in Canterbury is crisp and somewhat 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.

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November

November in Canterbury is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Canterbury during December, you may notice that it is mild 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 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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