When to Go

  • Auckland has a mild climate, with the occasional chilly frost in winter and high humidity in summer.
  • Summer months have an average of eight days of rain, but the weather is famously fickle, with ‘four seasons in one day’ possible at any time of the year.
  • If you're after a big-city buzz, don't come between Christmas and New Year, when Aucklanders desert the city for the beach en masse; the sights remain open but many cafes and restaurants go into hibernation, some not surfacing again until well into January.