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

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Traveling to Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Kahurangi National Park, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kahurangi National Park, 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 have 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 Kahurangi National Park, New Zealand

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

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

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January

In January, Kahurangi National Park is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kahurangi National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

In February, Kahurangi National Park is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kahurangi National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

March is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

April in Kahurangi National Park 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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May

May in Kahurangi National Park is crisp 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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June

Traveling to Kahurangi National Park in June, 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 (mid 10s C).

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July

July in Kahurangi National Park is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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August

August 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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September

In September, Kahurangi National Park is chilly and very 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 Kahurangi National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

If you visit Kahurangi National Park during October, you may notice that it is relatively 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

November in Kahurangi National Park is 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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December

If you visit Kahurangi National Park during December, you will probably see that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 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 about half of the time.

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