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

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Traveling to Golden Bay, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Golden Bay, this article contains 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 Golden Bay, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Golden Bay, New Zealand

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • 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 Golden Bay, New Zealand

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

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

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January

In January, Golden Bay is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Golden Bay, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

If you go to Golden Bay in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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March

Traveling to Golden Bay in March, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you vacation in Golden Bay during April, you are likely to see that it is balmy 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

If you vacation in Golden Bay during May, you will probably see that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s 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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June

June in Golden Bay 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

Traveling to Golden Bay in July, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

If you visit Golden Bay during August, you might find that it is cool and very 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 about half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Golden Bay in September, you will notice that it can be chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October in Golden Bay is relatively cool 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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November

If you visit Golden Bay during November, you may notice that it is mild 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

Traveling to Golden Bay in December, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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