When is the best time to go to Hokitika?

When is the best time to go to Hokitika? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best month for good weather in Hokitika is February
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February and March
  • The coldest months are July and August
  • The rainiest months are January, April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The best months for swimming are January, February and March

Annual weather in Hokitika

For full information about the climate and weather in Hokitika a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 56°F/65°F
February 56°F/67°F
March 54°F/65°F
April 52°F/61°F
May 49°F/56°F
June 47°F/54°F
July 43°F/52°F
August 45°F/54°F
September 45°F/54°F
October 49°F/58°F
November 52°F/59°F
December 56°F/63°F

Weather and climate in Hokitika

Hokitika enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Hokitika is 59°F (ranging from 52°F in july to 67°F in february). Annual rainfall is 153.3in, with a minimum of 8.9in in february and a maximum of 15.3in in october.
  • In january the climate is okay. By early evening, the temperature averages 63°F and it rains about 33% of the time in january.
  • From february to march the climate is beautiful. By early evening, the temperature averages 61°F and it rains about 29% of the time in march.
  • Between april and june the climate is okay. The record temperature this month is 59°F and you can expect to have 11.3in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • Between july and september the climate is unfavorable. The record temperature this month is 63°F and it rains about 13.3in each month.
  • Between the months of october and november the climate is not good, but still OK. The temperature rises to 59°F.
  • In the month of december the climate is not good. The record temperature this month is 74°F and it rains about 14.6in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Hokitika

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Hokitika: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Hokitika

Find out when Hokitika has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Hokitika

  • Very low season in Hokitika
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May, June, July and August.
  • Low season in Hokitika
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, September and October.
  • High season in Hokitika
    The number of visitors to Hokitika is high in: January, March, November and December.
  • Peek season in Hokitika
    The largest number of tourists visiting Hokitika is during: February.

Figure: Visitor index for Hokitika month by month

Best time for low prices in Hokitika

Average prices of hotels in Hokitika month by month

Generally, July is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Hokitika. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, December is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

Find the best price for your hotel room

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