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

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Traveling to Southern Lakes, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Southern Lakes, I've got 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 Southern Lakes, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Southern Lakes, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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 COVID-19 protection available.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Southern Lakes during January, you will probably notice 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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February

If you vacation in Southern Lakes during February, you may see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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March

In March, Southern Lakes is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April here is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Southern Lakes can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost once in a while.

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June

June is brisk 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 a bit less than half of the time and snows sometimes.

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July

July is cold 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.

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August

August for Southern Lakes is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

In September, Southern Lakes is relatively cool 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 Southern Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, Southern Lakes can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Lakes, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November in Southern Lakes is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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December

If you are traveling to Southern Lakes in December, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Southern Lakes, New Zealand

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

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