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

Traveling to Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Marlborough Sounds, this article contains 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


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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 Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand by month

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January

If you go to Marlborough Sounds in January, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

If you vacation in Marlborough Sounds during February, you will probably 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 about a third of the time.

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March

March in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

In April, Marlborough Sounds is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 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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May

If you vacation in Marlborough Sounds during May, you may find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s 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 Marlborough Sounds is cool 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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July

If you visit Marlborough Sounds during July, you are likely to see that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

August in Marlborough Sounds is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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September

In September, Marlborough Sounds 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 Marlborough Sounds, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

October in Marlborough Sounds is crisp 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

November for Marlborough Sounds is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

In December, 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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Activities for Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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

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