When is the best time to go to Wanaka?

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

  • The best months in Wanaka are February and March
  • July is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, April, May, July, September, October and December

Annual weather in Wanaka

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

January 41°F/58°F
February 45°F/59°F
March 45°F/58°F
April 43°F/54°F
May 40°F/50°F
June 36°F/45°F
July 32°F/43°F
August 32°F/45°F
September 36°F/49°F
October 38°F/50°F
November 41°F/54°F
December 41°F/56°F

Weather and climate in Wanaka

Wanaka enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Wanaka is 52°F (ranging from 43°F in july to 59°F in february). Annual rainfall is 75.8in, with a minimum of 4.7in in march and a maximum of 7.6in in october.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is favorable. By early evening, the temperature averages 49°F and it rains about 4.7in each month.
  • In the month of april the climate is not good, but still OK. the thermometer goes up to 54°F°C and it rains about 27% of the time in april.
  • From may to october the climate is very bad. The temperature rises to 50°F.
  • In the month of november the climate is passable, but still OK. The record temperature this month is 79°F and it rains about 6in each month.
  • In december the climate is favorable. In average, on the morning it is 41°F.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Wanaka

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Wanaka

Find out when Wanaka 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 Wanaka

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

Figure: Visitor index for Wanaka month by month

Best time for low prices in Wanaka

Average prices of hotels in Wanaka month by month

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

Find the best price for your hotel room

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