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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hauraki Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hauraki Canyon...

Hauraki Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Hauraki Canyon has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.4°C (61.5°F) in July up to 22°C (71.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Hauraki Canyon 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 Hauraki Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of January near Hauraki Canyon is approximately:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near Hauraki Canyon?

There are not too many surf spots close to Hauraki Canyon. A good spot nearby is Sandy Bay, which is 64.1km (40.4miles) away from Hauraki Canyon. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Sandy Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Hauraki Canyon are Pataua, which is roughly 65km (40.4miles) away, and Ocean Beach, located ca 66.4km (41.3miles) from Hauraki Canyon.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Hauraki Canyon. A beach that might be worth checking out is Matapouri, which is just 62.8km (39miles) away from Hauraki Canyon. Another nice beach near Hauraki Canyon is Whangarei Heads, which is approximately 69km (42.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Hauraki Canyon?

The water temperature at Hauraki Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 16°C (62°F). During these months, 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 very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Hauraki Canyon?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F) during June, July, and August. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during winter when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hauraki Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hauraki Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Torchiati in Italy, the city Redencao in Brazil, and the city Kahibah in Australia have in common with Hauraki Canyon? Click on the links to find out...