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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Auckland, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Auckland...

Auckland is an island in New Zealand. It is located in the Auckland Islands island group. The water temperature around Auckland changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Auckland is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Auckland?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Auckland is approximately:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Auckland. The nearest one is Orewa Beach, which is just 9km (9.4miles) away from Auckland. Click here for directions and for more information on Orewa Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Auckland are Long Bay, which is ca 15.1km (9.4miles) away, and Omaha, located approximately 19km (11.8miles) from Auckland.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches near to Auckland. The closest one is Red Beach, which is 9km (5.6miles) away from Auckland. Another beach near Auckland is Snells Beach, which is ca 12.8km (7.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Auckland?

The water temperature around Auckland is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late summer, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Auckland?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Auckland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Auckland...

Do you know what the the city Dan Makham Tia in Thailand, the geo Nautilus Spur , and the city Great Eccleston in United Kingdom have in common with Auckland? Click on the links to find out...