Cape Reinga, Bay of Islands

North Island, NZ

Bay of Islands – Best time to go

Best time to go Bay of Islands

The best time of year to book a holiday in Bay of Islands is December to March.

The summer season offers warm, sunny days with lots of daylight hours.

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 25°C

Minimum Night Time Temperature – 5°C

Average rainfall – 134mm per month

Average daylight hours – 10

What’s the weather like in Bay of Islands between December and March?

Rainfall remains low and the days are warm and balmy, with lots of daylight hours making it ideal for those wanting to explore. 

Reasons to visit Bay of Islands from December to March

• The spring, in November and December, sees the wildflowers come into bloom
• Water temperatures are around 22C in the late summer, providing ideal conditions for swimming, kayaking and scuba diving
• Scuba divers can see short-tail Stingrays, Blue Maomao and Pelagics
• The New Year’s Eve fireworks display brings tourists from all over New Zealand
• Dolphins can be seen in the Bay of Islands throughout the year