Weather and Tide Links

Always be prepared for the worst conditions as New Zealand’s weather changes rapidly.

For any general weather information, go to MetService. Some recommended specific forecast below are: NZ mountain forecast

National Park forecasts: Arthurs Pass National Park, Egmont National Park, Fiordland National Park, Mt Aspiring National Park, Nelson Lakes National Park, Te Urewera National Park, Tongariro National Park, Rakiura National Park, Aoraki Mt Cook/Westland National Parks (alpine areas)

Other Park and Reserves: Abel Tasman National Park – Nelson rural forecast. Aorangi Forest Park – Wairarapa rural forecast. Bay of Islands Historic and Maritime Park – Bay of Islands inshore forecast. Catlins Forest Park – Clutha rural forecast. Coromandel Forest Park – Coromandel rural forecast. Kahurangi National Park – Nelson area – Nelson rural forecast. Kahurangi National Park – Buller area – Buller rural forecast. Kaikoura/Clarence area – Marlborough rural forecast. Kaimai/Mamaku Forest Park – Bay of Plenty rural forecast. Northland Forest Park – Northland rural forecast. Paparoa National Park – Buller rural forecast. Pureora Forest Park – Waitomo rural forecast. Victoria Forest Park – Buller rural forecast. Westland National Park (lowland area) – Westland rural forecast. Whirinaki Forest Park – Bay of Plenty rural forecast.

Also have: Canterbury High Country, Southern Lakes. If you plan to explore the mountains check Backcountry Avalanche Advisory website.


Always have the correct tide time in your mind when you plan your coast track. We recommend Tides4fishing.