Fiordland National Park, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Fiordland National Park, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Fiordland National Park, 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 Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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What to wear/what to pack for Fiordland National Park, New Zealand by month

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January

In January, Fiordland National Park 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 Fiordland National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

February in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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March

If you vacation in Fiordland National Park during March, you might notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you visit Fiordland National Park during April, you will probably notice that it is relatively cool 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 a third of the time.

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May

In May, Fiordland National Park is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fiordland National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about a third of the time.

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June

If you go to Fiordland National Park in June, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you visit Fiordland National Park during July, you will probably see that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Fiordland National Park during August, you may notice that it is cold 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 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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September

In September, Fiordland National Park is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fiordland National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost once in a while.

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October

If you visit Fiordland National Park during October, you might find 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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November

November for Fiordland National Park is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here is balmy 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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Activities for Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Fiordland National Park.

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