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

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

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

Important essentials for Russell, New Zealand

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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 Russell, New Zealand

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

If you are planning to check out the must-see Christ Church, it's important to wear modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Russell.

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

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    January

    If you go to Russell in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    February

    If you go to Russell in February, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    March

    If you are traveling to Russell in March, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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    April

    April for Russell is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    May

    Traveling to Russell in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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    June

    Traveling to Russell in June, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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    July

    In July, Russell is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Russell, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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    August

    August in Russell is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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    September

    In September, Russell is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 Russell, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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    October

    In October, Russell is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Russell, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    November

    If you go to Russell in November, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    December

    If you vacation in Russell during December, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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