Make a splash this summer

Last Updated : 09 Dec 2022
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Take a dip, make a splash and cool off around Auckland this summer at one of our region’s beaches, splashpads and pools. 

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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Five sheltered beaches for little ones 

Growing up in Auckland means spending summers at the beach. With rock pools, shelly bays and pōhutukawa-fringed paddling pools, the region offers a wealth of kid-friendly seaside experiences. 

From Maraetai to Martin’s Bay, we’ve put together a list of the best family-friendly beaches in the region. 

Enjoy Auckland’s beaches

Swimming spots near the city 

Auckland isn't short of swimming spots, and when the weather heats up nothing sounds better than a refreshing dip to cool off in the waters that surround our region.

We've put together a list of some great areas close to the city where you can dip your feet and unwind.

Check out the list and take a look at these great outdoor swimming spots and splashpads.

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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