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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Taupo Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Taupo Bay...

Taupo Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Taupo Bay varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.8°F) in August up to 20.9°C (69.6°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 Taupo Bay 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 at Taupo Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Taupo Bay is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Taupo Bay. The closest decent spot is Shipwrecks Bay, which is only 35.8km (22.2miles) away from Taupo Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Shipwrecks Bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Taupo Bay is Mukerau Beach, which is approximately 37.2km (23.1miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Taupo Bay. One beach, which is not too far away, is Ninety Mile Beach, which is only 48.4km (30miles) away from Taupo Bay. Another good beach near Taupo Bay is Matapouri, roughly 59.5km (37miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Taupo Bay?

The water temperature at Taupo Bay 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people 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 scuba diving and fishing near Taupo Bay?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Taupo Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Taupo Bay...

Do you know what the the city Scott Lake in the United States, the city Al Kiswah in the Syria, and the city Malungun in the Philippines have in common with Taupo Bay? Click on the links to find out...