Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia? If you're planning to go to Queenstown, I've got 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 Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia

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

Important essentials for Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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 to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia by month

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January

If you go to Queenstown in January, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

February for Queenstown is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

If you visit Queenstown during March, you will probably notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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April

April in Queenstown is cool and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May in Queenstown is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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June

June for Queenstown is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

If you go to Queenstown in July, you will notice that it is pretty cool and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Queenstown in August, you will notice that it can be very chilly and extremely rainy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

September in Queenstown can be chilly and extremely rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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October

October here is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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November

If you visit Queenstown during November, you may notice that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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December

December is balmy and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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Activities for Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia

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

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