Users' questions

Is February a good time to visit NZ?

Is February a good time to visit NZ?

Visiting New Zealand in January – February The warm sunny days of summer make this an ideal time to visit, particularly for snorkeling or outdoor pursuits, but it can be harder to find accommodation. It’s also a great time to spot dolphins and fur seals off the coast of the South Island.

What is the weather like in New Zealand in February and March?

Whilst the northern hemisphere is still slowly emerging from its winter hibernation, New Zealand’s last month of summer, February is generally hot and happening. On both North and South Islands, the temperature may soar to 25°C or higher, with lows on cooler days reaching 10°C (especially in mountainous regions).

What is the weather like in March in NZ?

Average March high temperatures are in the high 60s F (around 19-21° C) in the upper North Island, the low 60s F (17° C) in central parts of the country (including Wellington and the upper South Island), and high 50s F (15° C) further south, including Queenstown and Dunedin.

What is the temperature in February in New Zealand?

Daily high temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 78°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 74°F on February 8. Daily low temperatures are around 62°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 68°F.

What should I pack for New Zealand in February?


  • 1 pair of jeans.
  • 1 pair of long, comfortable hiking and lounging trousers.
  • A nice sweater that can keep you warm.
  • Thermal underwear + socks.
  • A rain and windproof jacket.
  • A denim jacket or something similar that will give you warmth and will look nice in the cities.
  • Warm scarf.

Is NZ expensive to visit?

No, a trip to New Zealand is quite expensive. Travelling in New Zealand is expensive because of the transport, the accommodations and the cool, but expensive activities. This trip could certainly have been a lot cheaper, for example by deleting some of these activities.

What is there to do in New Zealand in March?

Consider stopping by Northland, Bay of Plenty, or Auckland on the North Island, or Nelson, Marlborough, and Central Otago on the South Island, if you want to enjoy the autumnal weather with a glass of local wine in hand. March also has great weather and temperatures for swimming, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

What is the wettest month in New Zealand?

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (71mm). The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (34mm).

What clothes to pack for New Zealand in March?

What can you not bring into New Zealand?

Make sure you are not bringing any of these things in to New Zealand:

  • any animals or insects (alive or dead)
  • feathers.
  • shells.
  • plants or flowers.
  • traditional or herbal medicines.
  • fresh foods, including meat, fruit and vegetables.
  • some packaged food, including some kinds of cheese.