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

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

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

Important essentials for New Zealand, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to New Zealand in January, you will notice that it is balmy. 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

February in New Zealand is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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March

March in New Zealand is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

April in New Zealand is mild. 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).

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May

May in New Zealand is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. There is frost sometimes.

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June

June in New Zealand can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

Traveling to New Zealand in July, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost about half of the time.

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August

August in New Zealand is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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October

If you visit New Zealand during October, you might see that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 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 a third of the time.

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November

November is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

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

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