Make a splash this summer

Publish Date : 22 Dec 2023
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Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our region’s swimming spots.

Get inspired and get out there with some of these great options: 

Cool down at your local pool 

This time of the year is always great to get out and enjoy splashing around.

When the hot weather hits the region, community pools play an important role in helping everyone stay cool.

Take a look at our top picks

Best boogie board spots 

Pack your jandals, bucket hat and sunblock and hit the beach for some family fun riding the waves.  

We’ve asked the experts, Auckland’s tamariki, and put together their pick of the best boogie boarding beaches in the region.  

Take a look

Kayaking in Auckland 

With around 3700km of coastline, two harbours and countless beaches, Auckland is an ideal location for summer kayaking fun. 

Our list of top kayak spots has something for every taste, from gentle rive rides to five-day tours, perfect whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice paddler, are fully equipped or need to rent your gear. 

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Best spots for stand-up paddle boarding in Auckland

With sheltered and sandy beaches, calm waters and easy access, Auckland’s shores are a paradise for stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) enthusiasts.

From Ōrewa Beach to St Helier's Beach, here’s our pick of five of the best stand-up paddle board locations in the region.

Fantastic splash pads across the city

If you can't make it to the coast, there are splash pads across Tāmaki Makaurau to cool down the young and young-at-heart. 

Splash pads are a fun, safe option for kids of all ages to get wet and wild, and paddling pools are a great place for them to develop water confidence – so get splashing.

Check out the list here

Check before you swim

Before you take the plunge this summer, check out the Safeswim website for up-to-date information on water quality, wind, waves and tides as well as jellyfish swarms and other hazards. Safeswim is a fantastic tool to help keep you and your whānau safe.

With long summer days finally here and your favourite swimming spot calling, now is a great time to think about how to stay safe around the water.

Stay safe and have fun in the water this summer by following these tips.

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