The Top Swimming Holes – Making the most of your summer.January 8, 2017
With Christmas and New Years somewhere in the distant past and the long weekends coming up quickly on the horizon here are some great spots to visit on your days off. Recently I visited my hometown in the Hawkes Bay and there is a beautiful swimming hole that as children we use to jump off the waterfall into the freezing water. It was pure bliss and adrenaline. It’s the perfect spot to spend a day off, there is something satisfying about finding a secret wee spot or walking for a bit to find the perfect swimming hole.
The Maraetotara Falls (Hawkes Bay)
The holidays are a great time to explore your own backyard and find your own favourite spots. To help you along the way here are some of the top swimming holes as named by the AA Directions magazine.
- Karekare Falls, Waitakere, Auckland
Get to this spot with a 30-minute climb up the Taraire track to the top of the falls.
- Bulli Point, Lake Taupo
Located on the main road to Turangi, there are ledges of varying heights to leap into the lake from.
- Kerosene Creek, Rotorua
This natural hot spring in a river between Rotorua and Taupo is a popular gem.
- Rainbow Falls, Kerikeri
An easy walk through native bush leads to these falls and swimming hole.
- Mosquito Point, Whanganui
What makes this spot special is a sturdy rope swing to leap into the river from.
- Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, Marlborough
Several great swimming spots are dotted along this river bank.
- Cleopatra’s Pool, Abel Tasman National Park
Complete with a natural waterslide.
- Lake Rotoiti, Nelson Lakes, South Island
Leaping off the long wooden jetty into this cold lake is the best way to get in!
If you have some more top swimming holes we could love to hear about them. Here is to making the most of the New Zealand summer and long weekend. If you need our team to help you relax so you can enjoy summer , we can help you making the financial load easier. We provide services to help with your KiwiSaver, Mortgages, Insurance, Trusts and Accounting. If you would like advice just give the team a call or email.
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