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

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Traveling to East Coast, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to East Coast, 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 East Coast, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for East Coast, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in East Coast, 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 important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • 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 East Coast, New Zealand

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around East Coast.

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

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    January

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

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    February

    February for East Coast 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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    March

    If you visit East Coast during March, you are likely to 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 50s F (low 10s 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 East Coast during April, you may see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s 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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    May

    May in East Coast can be chilly and somewhat 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.

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    June

    June here 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.

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    July

    If you visit East Coast during July, you may see that it is chilly 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 low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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    August

    In August, East Coast is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for East Coast, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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    September

    September in East Coast is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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    October

    October here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    November

    November here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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    December

    If you go to East Coast in December, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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