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

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

Otorohanga is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 2673 people. The water temperature around Otorohanga changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13°C (55.3°F) in August up to 21.3°C (70.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Otorohanga 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 Otorohanga?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Otorohanga is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Otorohanga?

There are not many surf spots close to Otorohanga. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ruapuke, which is roughly 28.4km (20.3miles) away from Otorohanga. Click here for directions and for more information on Ruapuke and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Otorohanga are Raglan-Manu Bay, which is roughly 32.7km (20.3miles) away, and Raglan-Whale Bay, located ca 33.2km (20.6miles) from Otorohanga.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Otorohanga. The next good one is Whatipu, which is just 88.1km (54.7miles) away from Otorohanga. Another beach near Otorohanga is Karekare, which is ca 91.8km (57miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Otorohanga?

The sea temperature around Otorohanga is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°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 more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Otorohanga. However, during late summer, temperatures come down to roughly 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, 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 have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Otorohanga?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Otorohanga: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Otorohanga...

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