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

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Traveling to West Coast, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to West Coast, I have 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 West Coast, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for West Coast, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West Coast, 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 potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • 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 West Coast, New Zealand

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

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

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January

If you are traveling to West Coast in January, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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February

February for West Coast is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

In March, West Coast is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for West Coast, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

If you vacation in West Coast during April, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s 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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May

May in West Coast is relatively cool and somewhat 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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June

If you vacation in West Coast during June, you will probably notice that it can be very chilly 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 once in a while.

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July

If you are traveling to West Coast in July, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you visit West Coast during August, you might notice that it is cool 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 once in a while.

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September

September can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

In October, West Coast is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for West Coast, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you are traveling to West Coast in November, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

If you vacation in West Coast during December, you may see that it is mild and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s 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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