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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pukaki Canyon

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

Pukaki Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Pukaki Canyon varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.6°C (51.1°F) in July up to 15.9°C (60.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Pukaki 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 Pukaki Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Pukaki Canyon is ca:
11°C (51°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Pukaki Canyon?

There are not many surf spots close to Pukaki Canyon. The closest decent spot is Raupo Bay, which is roughly 53.1km (33.6miles) away from Pukaki Canyon. Click here to check out more information on Raupo Bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Pukaki Canyon are Hickory Bay, which is 54km (33.6miles) away, and Taylors mistake, located roughly 63.6km (39.5miles) from Pukaki Canyon.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Pukaki Canyon. A good beach nearby is Boulder Beach, which is 137.3km (85.3miles) away from Pukaki Canyon. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Worser Bay, roughly 146km (90.7miles) away from Pukaki Canyon.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Pukaki Canyon?

The sea temperature at Pukaki Canyon is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Pukaki Canyon. However, during summer, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 5/4 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 very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Pukaki Canyon?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Pukaki Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Pukaki Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Dokurcun in Turkey, the city Krajan Timur Mlokorejo in Indonesia, and the city Cappone in Italy have in common with Pukaki Canyon? Click on the links to find out...