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

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

Dargaville is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a comparatively little city close to the water with a population of 4672 people. The water temperature around Dargaville varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.5°C (58.2°F) in August up to 21.3°C (70.3°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Dargaville 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 Dargaville?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Dargaville is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near Dargaville?

There are not too many surf spots close to Dargaville. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pataua, which is roughly 39km (24.4miles) away from Dargaville. Click here to check out more information on Pataua and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Dargaville are Ocean Beach, which is roughly 39.2km (24.4miles) away, and Mangawhai Heads, located approximately 42km (26.1miles) from Dargaville.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Dargaville. The next good one is Bayleys Beach, which is 7.6km (4.7miles) away from Dargaville. Another good beach near Dargaville is Whangarei Heads, approximately 35.8km (22.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Dargaville?

The water temperature around Dargaville is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Dargaville. Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Dargaville?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during spring when water temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Dargaville: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Dargaville...

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