Rabaul, Papua New Guinea: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Rabaul, Papua New Guinea? If you're planning to go to Rabaul, the following is 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 Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

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

Important essentials for Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

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

If you go to New Guinea Club Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Rabaul, Papua New Guinea by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Rabaul during January, you may see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

February is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

March can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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April

April for Rabaul is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

May in Rabaul can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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July

If you visit Rabaul during July, you might notice that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in this region is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

September here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

October in Rabaul is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

November in Rabaul is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

December in Rabaul can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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