Queenstown-Lakes, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Queenstown-Lakes, New Zealand

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

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

January

January here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

February

Traveling to Queenstown-Lakes in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

March

Traveling to Queenstown-Lakes in March, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you are traveling to Queenstown-Lakes in April, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Queenstown-Lakes is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

It also snows once in a while. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Queenstown-Lakes is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Queenstown-Lakes is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

In September, Queenstown-Lakes can be 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 Queenstown-Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Queenstown-Lakes is 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Queenstown-Lakes is mild 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:

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

December

December in Queenstown-Lakes is balmy 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Queenstown-Lakes, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Queenstown-Lakes, 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 Queenstown-Lakes
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing

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