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

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Traveling to Taranaki, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Taranaki, this article contains 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 Taranaki, New Zealand

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you vacation in Taranaki during January, you are likely to notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 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.

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February

February in Taranaki is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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March

March in Taranaki is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Taranaki during April, you might see that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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.

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May

If you vacation in Taranaki during May, you may see that it is 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.

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June

In June, Taranaki is cold 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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July

If you visit Taranaki during July, you will probably find that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow once in a while. There is frost about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Taranaki during August, you will probably see that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days and snow occasionally. There is frost about a third of the time.

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September

September in Taranaki is cold 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 once in a while.

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October

In October, Taranaki is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 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 Taranaki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost sometimes.

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November

November in Taranaki is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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December

In December, Taranaki is cool 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 Taranaki, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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