Beach Weather in Wharariki Beach, Nelson Tasman Region, New Zealand

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WHARARIKI BEACH, NELSON TASMAN REGION, NEW ZEALAND BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Tan
Tan
Sea
19°
Swim
Sea
17°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
15°
 
Sea
14°
 
Sea
12°
 
Sea
11°
 
Sea
11°
 
Sea
12°
 
Sea
12°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
14°
 
WHARARIKI BEACH, NELSON TASMAN REGION, NEW ZEALAND BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Thu 25th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 15° 15° 15° 16° 16° 16° 15°
1% 84% 67% 60% 100% 74% 100% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.1mm 0.1mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.4mm 4.5mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Fri 26th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 15° 15° 15° 14° 14° 13° 13°
60% 87% 70% 14% 6% 8% 13% 3%
0.0mm 0.0mm 1.4mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 12° 11° 12° 13° 13° 13° 13°
0% 0% 2% 4% 0% 3% 8% 4%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Sun 28th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 13° 12° 12° 12° 13° 13° 13°
0% 0% 3% 5% 5% 4% 4% 3%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Mon 29th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
13° 13° 13° 13° 13° 15° 15° 15°
1% 0% 3% 5% 11% 8% 8% 16%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Tue 30th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 15° 14° 14° 14° 15° 15° 14°
0% 7% 0% 0% 0% 0% 9% 6%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Wed 1st May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 15° 15° 14° 13° 14° 13° 13°
25% 78% 3% 0% 69% 76% 0% 8%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.3mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
16°
Thu 25th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
27
kmh
27
kmh
27
kmh
29
kmh
30
kmh
31
kmh
35
kmh
23
kmh
1.0m
0.9m
1.1m
1.1m
1.3m
1.2m
1.6m
0.6m
13.4s 13.3s 13.2s 16.3s 16.0s 15.9s 15.9s 8.1s
Fri 26th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21
kmh
30
kmh
36
kmh
38
kmh
35
kmh
35
kmh
27
kmh
21
kmh
0.5m
1.1m
1.6m
1.4m
1.6m
1.5m
1.1m
0.8m
7.5s 15.0s 14.2s 13.9s 11.7s 6.1s 6.7s 13.3s
Sat 27th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
21
kmh
21
kmh
24
kmh
19
kmh
19
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
10
kmh
0.7m
0.9m
0.9m
0.9m
1.0m
0.9m
0.6m
0.3m
13.6s 14.1s 14.4s 14.5s 14.5s 14.5s 14.5s 14.4s
Sun 28th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
6
kmh
8
kmh
12
kmh
12
kmh
13
kmh
10
kmh
5
kmh
6
kmh
0.2m
0.2m
0.2m
0.2m
0.2m
0.2m
0.1m
0.1m
14.2s 14.1s 14.0s 13.7s 13.3s 13.1s 13.0s 12.8s
Mon 29th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
7
kmh
8
kmh
9
kmh
8
kmh
6
kmh
6
kmh
6
kmh
7
kmh
0.2m
0.3m
0.4m
0.3m
0.3m
0.2m
0.3m
0.3m
12.5s 12.1s 12.0s 11.9s 11.8s 11.7s 11.8s 12.2s
Tue 30th April
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
9
kmh
12
kmh
12
kmh
11
kmh
14
kmh
19
kmh
20
kmh
18
kmh
0.3m
0.3m
0.3m
0.4m
0.7m
0.9m
1.6m
1.7m
13.7s 14.0s 14.1s 14.1s 13.9s 13.7s 13.5s 13.4s
Wed 1st May
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
19
kmh
18
kmh
15
kmh
11
kmh
6
kmh
5
kmh
3
kmh
12
kmh
1.6m
1.6m
0.6m
0.5m
1.0m
1.3m
1.6m
1.4m
13.3s 13.4s 13.4s 13.2s 13.1s 12.2s 12.1s 12.1s
Thu 25th April
4:05 AM 10:14 AM 4:24 PM 10:31 PM
0.50 3.10 0.50 3.00
Fri 26th April
4:38 AM 10:49 AM 4:59 PM 11:05 PM
0.50 3.00 0.50 3.00
Sat 27th April
5:13 AM 11:26 AM 5:37 PM 11:43 PM
0.60 2.90 0.60 2.90
Sun 28th April
5:54 AM 12:09 PM 6:20 PM
0.70 2.80 0.70
Mon 29th April
12:28 AM 6:43 AM 1:01 PM 7:12 PM
2.80 0.80 2.70 0.80
Tue 30th April
1:22 AM 7:44 AM 2:06 PM 8:16 PM
2.70 0.80 2.60 0.90
Wed 1st May
2:30 AM 8:58 AM 3:19 PM 9:29 PM
2.60 0.90 2.50 0.90
Thu 25th April
16°
5.1mm
50kmh NW
73%
Fri 26th April
15°
1.4mm
48kmh W
32%
Sat 27th April
14°
0.0mm
9kmh NNE
2%
Sun 28th April
14°
0.0mm
11kmh SE
3%
Mon 29th April
15°
0.0mm
12kmh NW
6%
Tue 30th April
15°
0.0mm
25kmh W
2%
Wed 1st May
15°
0.3mm
8kmh E
32%
Thu 2nd May
14°
0.3mm
17kmh WSW
56%
Fri 3rd May
14°
0.4mm
33kmh W
22%
Sat 4th May
13°
0.0mm
13kmh WSW
5%
Sun 5th May
14°
0.0mm
45kmh W
56%
Mon 6th May
15°
0.4mm
38kmh W
47%
Tue 7th May
14°
0.3mm
45kmh W
38%
Wed 8th May
13°
0.0mm
30kmh W
3%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 14° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 16° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water. There will be 7 days of very light rain with an average of 1.2mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 27%.

If you are sailing, windsurfing, fishing, surfing etc. in Wharariki Beach don't forget to check the tide and wind and wave conditions

Taking a Holiday at Wharariki Beach, Nelson Tasman Region, South Island, New Zealand

Taking a holiday at Wharariki Beach in the Nelson Tasman Region of South Island, New Zealand is an unforgettable experience. This remote and wild beach offers a unique opportunity to unwind and explore the rugged beauty of New Zealand's coastline. Nestled at the western end of Golden Bay, Wharariki Beach is surrounded by sand dunes, cliffs, and native forest, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Beach Type

Wharariki Beach features a combination of golden sand and pebbles. The beach is known for its dramatic rock formations, including Archway Islands – a group of large offshore rocks that have been sculpted by wind and waves over time. These rocky areas provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving, as they attract a variety of marine life seeking shelter in the crevices. The beach's exposed location also means that there are strong currents and changing tides, so swimmers should exercise caution.

Beach Activities

Wharariki Beach offers a range of activities that cater to different interests:

  1. Hiking: The Wharariki Beach Track is a popular walking route that takes you through lush native forest and sand dunes before reaching the beach. This easy 20-minute walk provides stunning views of the coastline and Archway Islands.
  2. Seal watching: Wharariki Beach is home to a colony of fur seals who can often be seen lounging on the rocks or playing in rock pools. Early morning or late afternoon are typically the best times to spot these playful creatures.
  3. Photography: With its dramatic landscapes, unique rock formations, and abundant wildlife, Wharariki Beach is a photographer's paradise.
  4. Horse riding: Experience the beauty of Wharariki on horseback with guided tours available from nearby operators.
  5. Kitesurfing & windsurfing: The consistent winds and open coastline make Wharariki Beach an ideal spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Be aware that the beach is not patrolled, so these activities are best suited for experienced participants.

Accommodations

There are no beach resorts or hotels directly on Wharariki Beach. However, you can find various accommodation options nearby, including the Wharariki Beach Holiday Park which offers cabins, campsites, and powered sites for campervans.

Areas to Stay In

  1. Collingwood: Located about 30 minutes' drive from Wharariki Beach, Collingwood is a small town with several accommodation options such as motels, bed and breakfasts, and holiday homes. Staying in Collingwood allows you to explore other attractions in Golden Bay like Farewell Spit.
  2. Takaka: This slightly larger town is approximately an hour's drive from the beach and offers a wider range of accommodation choices along with restaurants and shops.

Beach Amenities

Wharariki Beach has limited amenities due to its remote location. There are no lifeguards on duty or public restrooms available at the beach itself. Visitors should bring their own food, water, sunscreen, and other necessities as there are no shops or cafes nearby. It's also essential to pack out all rubbish to help preserve this pristine environment for future generations to enjoy.

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