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Four Seasons of Wanaka Weather

A full portfolio of seasons means maximum enjoyment with minimum surprises. The Lake Wanaka climate spreads the holiday choice across the whole year for lovers of everything from the laziest summer days to the most active winter sports, with their stages set in dazzling evocative colours by spring and autumn.

And as the climate adjusts from crisp and clear to hot and dry, the sun retains its regular presence, throughout the calendar.

The selection’s totally up to you because when it’s weather dependent, you can depend on Lake Wanaka.

Some places boast about their four seasons in a day
Lake Wanaka prefers them in the proper order


Summer (Dec - Feb)
Summer (Dec - Feb)
Average summer temperature (°C): 24
Autumn (March - May)
Autumn (March - May)
Average autumn temperature (°C): 17
Winter (June - Aug)
Winter (June - Aug)
Average winter temperature (°C): 10
Spring (Sept - Nov)
Spring (Sept - Nov)
Average spring temperature (°C): 16

Wanaka Weather & Climate

The town's average annual rainfall of 682mm is just half the national average, with most rainfall occurring in spring months.

  • Average annual rainfall (mm): 682
  • Average annual sunshine hours: 2,000
  • Average daily temperature (°C): 16