Tauranga is a city located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the most populated city among cities in the Bay of Plenty region of New Zealand. Tauranga has many attraction sights, and it is known for its beautiful beaches and Mount Maunganui. There are different suitable seasons to visit Tauranga, depending on one’s preference. Warm weather, dry season, and humidity and wind are the factors that determine the season as discussed below.

Warm Weather

If you are looking forward to visiting Tauranga during warm weather, December, January, February, and March are the ideal months. These are the warmest months in Tauranga with late January and early February being the hottest at 24.9°C. If you visit Tauranga during this time of the year, you will enjoy the driest and warmest weather in New Zealand.

Dry Season

Some tourists look for mostly dry months since they need to have full-time enjoyment without rainfall interruption. The time of year in Tauranga with minimal chances of rainfall and snow, January, February, and November are the most suitable months. So if you are planning to visit Tauranga on a dry season, consider these months.

Humid and Windy Season

If you don’t like a humid season, the best time to visit Tauranga is November since it is the month with least humidity. Avoid June since it is the wettest month in the region. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December is also windy. The sunny and windy weather makes it a more suitable month to visit since most tourists love this weather.

Tauranga has four main seasons that are determined by the above-discussed factors. These seasons affect the number of tourists visiting Tauranga at that particular time.

The Fall

Fall starts from March to May. These months are always humid and warm. Rainfall is also frequent during this season. Most people do not find this season suitable to tour Tauranga. So this is the second slowest season with tourists in this destination and has better deals in terms of price.


June, July, and August mark the winter months in New Zealand. Low and mildly cold temperatures characterize these months. This is the second busiest season in Tauranga so you will get services at a relatively higher price. During this season you can explore the region’s track and trails, do an adventure walk through McLaren Fall Park, enjoy the various luxurious cafes and eateries among other activities.


Spring season is characterized by temperatures gradually rising, mountain snows melting and plants start having new flowers and leaves. September, October, and November mark the spring season. The weather is not favourable for most tourist activities, so this is the slowest season, and hence hotels, accommodation, and travel costs are at a minimal price. During this season, you can attend various festivals like the Coffee Festival, Tauranga Arts Festival, Garmin Tauranga Marathon, among others.


Everyone waits for summertime. This is the hottest season of the year. December, January and February are the hottest months in Tauranga. Tourist enjoys the warm weather and can undertake the following activities: Picking your strawberry at the Somerfield’s Berryfruit Farm, watch a movie under the stars at Night Owl Cinemas, get wet at The Lakes Water Park Playground among other fun activities. This is the busiest season with tourists, and so most of the services are highly-priced.

High or Low Season

High or low season also affects the best time to visit Tauranga in terms of price. This is because during high season, Tauranga is overcrowded with tourists and even the travel, accommodation and hotel rates are high. Low season, on the other hand, is not crowded with tourists, and hence the prices are very fair with many exciting deals.

Tauranga is an excellent destination with no specific time to visit. It all depends on one’s preference and budget. Also, the safety of tourists is assured at all times. All you need to do is to choose the time that fits your needs and budget best, and you will have a lifetime experience in Tauranga.