Taranaki, New Zealand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Taranaki, New Zealand

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

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

January

January in Taranaki 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

In March, Taranaki can be chilly and somewhat 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 Taranaki, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Taranaki is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Taranaki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Taranaki in May, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Taranaki is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Taranaki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Taranaki is cold and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days.

It also snows sometimes. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Taranaki in August, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain most days and snow occasionally.

Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Taranaki is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Taranaki during October, you are likely to find that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you vacation in Taranaki during November, you are likely to find that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Taranaki during December, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Taranaki, 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 Taranaki
  • Appropriate museum wear

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