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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Macquarie, Australia

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

Macquarie is an island in Australia. It is part of the Southern Ocean island group. The water temperature around Macquarie varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.3°C (38°F) in July up to 8.2°C (46.8°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (42°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Macquarie 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 Macquarie?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters near Macquarie is about:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Macquarie. A spot, which is not too far away, is Dinner Plates, which is more than 731.2km (454.2miles) away from Macquarie. Click here for directions and for more information on Dinner Plates and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Papatowai, which is roughly 750.8km (466.4miles) away from Macquarie. Another surfspot is Papatowai, located roughly 750.8km (466.4miles) from Macquarie.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Macquarie. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is more than 720.9km (447.8miles) away from Macquarie. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tunnel Beach, roughly 820.5km (509.6miles) away from Macquarie.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Macquarie?

The average sea temperature around Macquarie is extremely cold, around 5°C (42°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. Hence, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Macquarie. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are June, July, and August. Even during relatively "warm" days in the fall (February, March, and April) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not freeze.

How is the diving and fishing near Macquarie?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little during the year. The waters are nearly almost very cold, reaching temperatures between 3 and 8°C (38-47°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Macquarie: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Macquarie...

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