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

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

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

Important essentials for Taupo, New Zealand

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great 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 Taupo, New Zealand

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

If you see Lake Taupo Museum and Art Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan to visit Huka Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Taupo.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January here is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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February

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

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March

March in Taupo 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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April

April here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May in Taupo is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you visit Taupo during June, you might find that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 half of the time. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in Taupo is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

In August, Taupo is 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 Taupo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost regularly.

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September

September in Taupo is cool 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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October

October here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November in Taupo is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C).

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December

If you visit Taupo during December, you are likely to see that it is mild 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 half of the time.

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