Beach Weather in Gemstone Beach, Orepuk, New Zealand

BEACH WEATHER MONTHLY AVERAGES
Best
Best
Best
Best
Sea
13°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
13°
 
Sea
12°
 
Sea
10°
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
Sea
 
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10°
 
BEACH WEATHER FORECAST
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 11° 15° 20° 21° 18° 14°
0% 66% 58% 44% 58% 90% 33% 38%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
15° 11° 11° 16° 21° 20° 17° 15°
30% 57% 58% 20% 58% 71% 75% 82%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.3mm 0.4mm
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10° 10° 15° 17° 15° 12°
70% 55% 27% 5% 35% 50% 66% 52%
0.6mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
100% 100% 55% 57% 50% 100% 100% 100%
10.8mm 2.9mm 0.2mm 0.5mm 0.4mm 2.9mm 1.1mm 1.4mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 86%
0.7mm 0.5mm 0.1mm 0.8mm 0.1mm 0.2mm 0.1mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Wed 6th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
14° 13° 12°
93% 42% 6% 0% 0% 0% 10% 12%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
15°
Thu 7th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11° 17° 19° 17° 13°
23% 100% 32% 50% 12% 58% 66% 100%
0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm 0.0mm
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
13°
Fri 1st March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
11
kmh
13
kmh
10
kmh
5
kmh
7
kmh
12
kmh
18
kmh
0.4m
0.4m
0.6m
0.5m
0.1m
0.3m
0.3m
0.6m
12.5s 12.4s 12.2s 12.0s 11.7s 11.9s 12.3s 11.8s
Sat 2nd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
8
kmh
9
kmh
6
kmh
6
kmh
21
kmh
19
kmh
38
kmh
0.7m
0.5m
1.0m
0.7m
0.6m
0.9m
1.7m
1.1m
12.5s 12.4s 12.3s 11.8s 11.6s 14.4s 17.7s 13.5s
Sun 3rd March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
38
kmh
35
kmh
29
kmh
28
kmh
19
kmh
12
kmh
10
kmh
27
kmh
1.6m
1.5m
1.4m
0.9m
0.8m
0.6m
0.1m
1.0m
13.3s 13.4s 15.3s 14.9s 14.5s 14.3s 14.2s 14.1s
Mon 4th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
28
kmh
24
kmh
28
kmh
24
kmh
32
kmh
32
kmh
44
kmh
41
kmh
1.0m
0.5m
0.8m
0.8m
0.9m
1.3m
1.3m
0.6m
14.0s 13.5s 13.0s 13.0s 15.6s 18.8s 18.8s 17.3s
Tue 5th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
39
kmh
46
kmh
40
kmh
40
kmh
40
kmh
35
kmh
28
kmh
18
kmh
1.3m
1.6m
1.3m
1.3m
1.3m
1.2m
0.6m
0.4m
16.8s 16.2s 15.7s 14.7s 13.9s 13.5s 13.5s 13.3s
Wed 6th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
11
kmh
10
kmh
8
kmh
11
kmh
12
kmh
18
kmh
21
kmh
18
kmh
0.1m
0.1m
0.3m
0.3m
0.3m
0.3m
0.4m
0.3m
13.1s 13.0s 12.9s 12.6s 12.0s 11.8s 11.8s 11.7s
Thu 7th March
12 AM 3 AM 6 AM 9 AM 12 PM 3 PM 6 PM 9 PM
10
kmh
10
kmh
13
kmh
14
kmh
13
kmh
21
kmh
19
kmh
14
kmh
0.4m
0.4m
0.3m
0.2m
0.5m
1.6m
0.9m
0.5m
11.6s 11.2s 11.0s 10.8s 10.6s 13.2s 13.7s 13.5s
Fri 1st March
1:00 AM 7:02 AM 1:18 PM 7:30 PM
1.00 2.50 1.00 2.50
Sat 2nd March
1:43 AM 7:47 AM 2:05 PM 8:22 PM
1.10 2.40 1.10 2.40
Sun 3rd March
2:34 AM 8:43 AM 3:01 PM 9:24 PM
1.20 2.40 1.10 2.40
Mon 4th March
3:32 AM 9:50 AM 4:06 PM 10:34 PM
1.20 2.30 1.10 2.40
Tue 5th March
4:40 AM 11:01 AM 5:15 PM 11:40 PM
1.20 2.30 1.00 2.40
Wed 6th March
5:52 AM 12:05 PM 6:21 PM
1.10 2.40 0.90
Thu 7th March
12:41 AM 6:55 AM 1:04 PM 7:20 PM
2.50 0.90 2.50 0.70
Fri 1st March
21°
0.0mm
10kmh N
48%
Sat 2nd March
21°
0.7mm
7kmh NNW
56%
Sun 3rd March
17°
0.6mm
3kmh S
45%
Mon 4th March
20.2mm
15kmh N
82%
Tue 5th March
2.5mm
23kmh SSW
98%
Wed 6th March
14°
0.0mm
5kmh SW
20%
Thu 7th March
19°
0.0mm
10kmh NNW
55%
Fri 8th March
21°
0.0mm
3kmh S
13%
Sat 9th March
21°
0.0mm
1kmh SSW
36%
Sun 10th March
20°
0.0mm
12kmh N
51%
Mon 11th March
20°
0.0mm
5kmh NW
52%
Tue 12th March
15°
9.9mm
21kmh WSW
35%
Wed 13th March
11°
0.0mm
5kmh SW
15%
Thu 14th March
13°
0.2mm
3kmh E
63%

In the next 14 days average maximum daily temperatures will be 17° which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The average water temperature will be 14° which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea. There will be 6 days of moderate rain with an average of 5.7mm rain on those days. Average cloud cover will be 48%.

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

Taking a Holiday at Gemstone Beach, Orepuk, Southland Region, South Island, New Zealand

Gemstone Beach, located in Orepuki, Southland Region, South Island, New Zealand, is a magnificent destination for those looking to spend a relaxing holiday by the sea. This picturesque beach offers stunning views and a unique opportunity to explore its intriguing coastline. With its natural beauty and abundance of activities, Gemstone Beach is an ideal spot for both adventure-seekers and those looking for a tranquil getaway.

Beach Type

Gemstone Beach is well-known for its coarse sand mixed with an array of colorful gemstones and semi-precious stones such as quartz, garnet, and jasper. The beach's rocky shoreline creates an interesting landscape that sets it apart from the typical sandy beaches found elsewhere. The rocky areas along the coast provide excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving as they attract various marine species that thrive in these environments.

Beach Activities

At Gemstone Beach, visitors can enjoy a variety of beach activities that cater to different interests:

  1. Beachcombing: As the name suggests, searching for gemstones and other treasures along the shore is a popular activity at Gemstone Beach. Keep an eye out for beautiful stones while strolling along the coastline.

  2. Snorkeling and Diving: The rocky areas along the coast provide great spots to explore underwater life through snorkeling or diving. Discover various marine species that are attracted to these habitats.

  3. Photography: With its unique combination of sand, stones, and coastal features, Gemstone Beach offers plenty of stunning photo opportunities to capture your beach memories.

  4. Hiking: For those who want to explore beyond the beach itself, there are nearby trails that offer scenic views of the ocean and surrounding landscape.

  5. Fishing: Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck at catching some local fish species from the shoreline or nearby fishing spots.

Accommodations

While there are no hotels or resorts directly on Gemstone Beach, visitors can find accommodations in the nearby towns of Riverton, Tuatapere, and Otautau. These towns offer various lodging options such as motels, bed and breakfasts, and holiday homes.

Areas to Stay In

  1. Riverton: Just a 20-minute drive from Gemstone Beach, Riverton is the closest town with various accommodation options available. It also offers restaurants, cafes, and shops for your convenience.

  2. Tuatapere: Located about a 30-minute drive from Gemstone Beach, Tuatapere is a small rural town with several accommodation options like motels and holiday homes.

  3. Otautau: A bit further away from the beach (around a 40-minute drive), Otautau is another option for accommodations in the Southland Region.

Beach Amenities

Gemstone Beach is a relatively remote beach with limited facilities. Visitors should come prepared with their own food, drinks, and other essentials as there are no shops or restaurants directly on the beach. There are also no public restrooms available at the beach itself. However, the natural beauty and unique features of this beach make up for the lack of amenities by offering an unforgettable experience for those who choose to visit Gemstone Beach in New Zealand's beautiful South Island.

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