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

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Traveling to Hanmer Springs, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Hanmer Springs, I've got 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 Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hanmer Springs, 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 potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent 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 Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

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

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

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January

If you visit Hanmer Springs during January, you may find that it is warm 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 high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Hanmer Springs is a perfect temperature. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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March

March 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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April

April in Hanmer Springs is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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May

In May, Hanmer Springs can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hanmer Springs, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about half of the time.

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June

If you vacation in Hanmer Springs during June, you are likely to see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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July

July in Hanmer Springs can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August in Hanmer Springs is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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September

September here can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

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October

Traveling to Hanmer Springs in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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November

In November, Hanmer Springs is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hanmer Springs, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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December

December in Hanmer Springs is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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