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

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Taupo in January, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals

February

February in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

March

March in Taupo is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

April

April in Taupo is relatively cool 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:

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

May

May in Taupo is relatively 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Taupo is pretty cool 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 several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you are traveling to Taupo in July, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Taupo can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Taupo is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Taupo, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Taupo 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 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Taupo
  • Appropriate museum wear

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