Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Nelson Lakes National Park, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Nelson Lakes National Park in January, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

February

If you are traveling to Nelson Lakes National Park in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

March

If you vacation in Nelson Lakes National Park during March, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

April

If you vacation in Nelson Lakes National Park during April, you are likely to find that it is 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 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces

May

In May, Nelson Lakes National Park is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nelson Lakes National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

June

If you visit Nelson Lakes National Park during June, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

July

July in Nelson Lakes National Park can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear

August

August in Nelson Lakes National Park is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

September

If you visit Nelson Lakes National Park during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool 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 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces

October

In October, Nelson Lakes National Park is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nelson Lakes National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

November

In November, Nelson Lakes National Park can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Nelson Lakes National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in Nelson Lakes National Park is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Nelson Lakes National Park

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