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

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Traveling to Chatham Islands, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Chatham Islands, this is 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 Chatham Islands, New Zealand

Based on the climate and weather in Chatham Islands, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

Important essentials for Chatham Islands, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Chatham Islands in January, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

February

February in Chatham Islands is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

March

March in Chatham Islands is relatively cool and somewhat 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:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

April

April in this region is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

May

If you vacation in Chatham Islands during May, you might find that it is relatively cool 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 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

June

June here can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

July

In July, Chatham Islands is cold and extremely rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Chatham Islands, with most of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

August

If you are traveling to Chatham Islands in August, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

September

If you vacation in Chatham Islands during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

October

If you vacation in Chatham Islands during October, you will probably notice that it is relatively cool 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 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

November

November can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

December

If you visit Chatham Islands during December, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Going to Nunuku's Cave? You'll need:

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