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

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Traveling to Dunedin, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Dunedin, here 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 Dunedin, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Dunedin, New Zealand

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Dunedin, New Zealand

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

If you are going to check out the stunning First Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Dunedin Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Dunedin has some great beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Dunedin.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Dunedin during January, you will probably notice that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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February

If you are traveling to Dunedin in February, you will notice that it is crisp. 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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March

If you visit Dunedin during March, you might see that it is crisp 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you visit Dunedin during April, you may 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 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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May

If you are traveling to Dunedin in May, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

June in Dunedin is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Dunedin is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in Dunedin is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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September

September here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

October in Dunedin is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Dunedin in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Dunedin is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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