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

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

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

Important essentials for Waitomo, New Zealand

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Waitomo, New Zealand

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

Going to Waitomo Glowworm Caves? You'll need:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Waitomo.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

If you are traveling to Waitomo in February, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. 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

If you visit Waitomo during March, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature 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 5-10 days this month.

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April

Traveling to Waitomo in April, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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May

May 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.

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June

June in Waitomo is relatively 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. There is frost once in a while.

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July

If you visit Waitomo during July, you will probably notice that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (mid 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 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in Waitomo is cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

In September, Waitomo is chilly 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 Waitomo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

Traveling to Waitomo in October, you will notice that it is cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

If you visit Waitomo during November, you are likely to see that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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December

If you go to Waitomo 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).

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