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

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Traveling to Whakatane, New Zealand? If you're planning to go to Whakatane, the following 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 Whakatane, New Zealand

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

Important essentials for Whakatane, New Zealand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Whakatane, 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 useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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 Whakatane, New Zealand

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Whakatane.

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

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    January in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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    February

    If you are traveling to Whakatane in February, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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    March

    In March, Whakatane is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Whakatane, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    April

    If you vacation in Whakatane during April, you may notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 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 5-10 days this month.

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    May

    If you visit Whakatane during May, you may notice that it is relatively 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 low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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    June

    In June, Whakatane is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Whakatane, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost once in a while.

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    July

    If you go to Whakatane in July, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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    August

    August for Whakatane can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains about half of the time.

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    September

    September in Whakatane is 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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    October

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

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    November

    November in Whakatane is mild 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

    Traveling to Whakatane in December, you will notice that it is mild 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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