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

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Traveling to Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Marlborough Sounds, we have 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 Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • A vaccine card protector

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  • 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.

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  • Hand sanitizer

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

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January

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

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February

If you vacation in Marlborough Sounds during February, you will probably see that it is mild 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 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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March

In March, Marlborough Sounds is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Marlborough Sounds, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

If you go to Marlborough Sounds in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Marlborough Sounds in May, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat 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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June

In June, Marlborough Sounds can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Marlborough Sounds, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

In July, Marlborough Sounds is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Marlborough Sounds, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

If you are traveling to Marlborough Sounds in August, 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 50s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September for Marlborough Sounds is chilly and very 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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October

October in Marlborough Sounds 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 vacation in Marlborough Sounds during November, you might 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 about half of the time.

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December

December is balmy 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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Activities for Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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

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