Auckland Weather October Averages, New Zealand
What's the Weather Like in Auckland in October
The month of October brings a warmer and more predictable climate to Auckland. Spring has definitely arrived with consistent sunshine and temperatures. Spring in Auckland, and most of New Zealand, tends to be mild and pleasant, but not hot. Visitors will still want to come prepared with layers and protection from the rain. However, the harbours and surrounding ranges regain life and once again locals and visitors are ready to take advantage of Auckland's natural wonders.
Throughout October the temperature continues to steadily rise. Visitors can expect that from day-to-day there might be dips in the daily temperature, but from the start of October to the end of October the weather will become more pleasant and warm. The average temperature for the month is 15°C (59°F).
Spring evenings and overnight in Auckland is still cool. The average low temperature falls to 12°C (54°F). Meanwhile, afternoons can be very warm due to the strong sunlight.
The sunlight is bright during the Auckland spring, and there are an average 6 hours of daily sunlight, which raises the average high temperature to 17°C (63°F).
Despite the more favourable temperatures during the month of October, there are actually more rainy days than in the September. With 17 rainy days throughout the month, October experiences as many days with precipitation and overcast skies as the autumn month of May. Visitors should prepare for afternoon storms, and on occasion, full days of rain.
Given Auckland's location on 2 large bays, it is not a surprise that a lot of life in Auckland centers on the water. From surfing, to kite surfing, to lazy days at the beach, locals in Auckland cannot wait to be in the water during the warmer months. In October the average sea temperature rises to 16°C (61°F); a preview of warmer water to come during the summer.
Hotels for Auckland in October
The Hilton Auckland is designed and decorated in celebration of Auckland's maritime and nautical history. The hotel is situated on the water, with a location on Princes Wharf and 300 meters out to sea. The ever-improving October weather is the perfect time to stay this near to sea. The design is clever and unique, while the décor of the guestrooms and interior space is contemporary and spacious. This 5-star hotel offers the most modern amenities and impeccable service.
Backpackers and budget travelers who want to be in a central location should consider Nomads Auckland. The hostel matches budget travel with quality, as the hostel boats a sauna, rooftop spa, guest kitchen and sundeck with stunning views over the harbour and water.
The weather is warming and it is a great time to head outside of central Auckland for a more laidback place to stay. Located on the beautiful Waiheke Island, Enclosure Bay is a small hotel with big emphasis on guest service. The views from this hotel are incredible, and Enclosure Bay is the perfect place from which to visit Waiheke Island's olive groves, vineyards and cool cafes.
Restaurants and Bars for Auckland in October
Slightly hidden on the 2nd floor of a building in Auckland's central business district, Everybody's is a beautiful restaurant filled with sleek furniture and comfortable corners to enjoy a drink or dinner. The building was once an old theatre, and the name, Everybody's pays tribute to this former use of the space. There is an outdoor courtyard and indoor seating, making it a reliable option whether the October weather is pleasant and mild or brisk and cloudy.
Known simply as "The Fed" the Federal Delicatessen is a restaurant and bar in the central business district of Auckland. This New York style delicatessen is modeled on the old-school, Jewish delis of the Big Apple. The Fed is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner basically whenever you may be feeling hungry while exploring Auckland and the service is efficient and friendly.
Sails Restaurant is upmarket and beautiful, and with a location in the Westhaven marina, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, so are the views. Sails Restaurant promises that each table looks over the sails of thousands of yachts docked in the marina and further to the Auckland Harbour Bridge and Rangitoto Island.
Things to Do in Auckland in October
Parnell Farmer's Market
On Saturday mornings the tents go up and the vendors arrive for the Parnell Farmer's Market in the Auckland neighborhood. Open just from 8:00am until 12:00pm, the Parnell Farmer's Market is a great place to grab coffee, peruse the locally grown goods or indulge in anything from fresh flowers to bakery treats. The market is open rain or shine, so do not let the threat of October rain keep you away.
It may not be warm enough to swim in the beaches that surround Auckland, however locals and visitors alike will still spend plenty of time on the water during the month of October. It might even be the perfect time to try a new water sport. Give paddleboarding a try at Auckland Paddleboarding. They offer rentals, instruction and recommendations on where to head once you are steady on the board.