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

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

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

Important essentials for Wairarapa, New Zealand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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 protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Wairarapa is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Wairarapa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you visit Wairarapa during February, you might see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Wairarapa 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Wairarapa is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Wairarapa, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Wairarapa in May, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Wairarapa can be chilly and very 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Wairarapa is cool and very 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Wairarapa is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Wairarapa during October, you will probably notice that it is crisp 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 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:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

Traveling to Wairarapa in November, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Fell Locomotive Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Wairarapa, New Zealand

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

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