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

Traveling to Invercargill, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Invercargill, this 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 Invercargill, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Invercargill, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Invercargill is mild and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you are traveling to Invercargill in February, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Invercargill in March, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April for Invercargill is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

Traveling to Invercargill in May, you will notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Invercargill is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Invercargill can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Invercargill, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Invercargill is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Invercargill is chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in this region can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Invercargill during November, you will probably notice that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you go to Invercargill in December, you will notice that it is crisp and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Southland Fire Service Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Invercargill, New Zealand

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

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