North Island, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to North Island, New Zealand

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

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

January

In January, North Island is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for North Island, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

In February, North Island is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for North Island, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

March

In March, North Island is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (high 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for North Island, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, North Island can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for North Island, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May for North Island is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June here is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, North Island is brisk and very 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 North Island, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit North Island during September, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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 about two thirds of the time. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit North Island during October, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 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 two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to North Island in November, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in North Island is mild 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for North Island, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in North Island, 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 North Island
  • Appropriate museum wear

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