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Here is a list of the best swimming destinations you can choose to discover in New Zealand for an exciting experience while in the incredibly beautiful country!

Best Places To Swim

October 2, 2020

Best Places To Swim in New Zealand

The pleasure of swimming in peace and unlimited fun is the most pleasant human exercise that can be done for those seeking the ultimate outdoor therapy in New Zealand. There are not many experiences comparable to swimming in one of the most incredible places in the world, the place where Orca was born.

Here is a list of the best swimming destinations you can choose to discover in New Zealand for an exciting experience while in the incredibly beautiful country!

Lake Wanaka, Otago

Are you an outdoor enthusiast who has a lot to do? Lake Wanaka is worth your visit; it has more than you can imagine. In addition to being New Zealand's most famous bathing place, the scenery of Lake Wanaka will fill you with energy and feelings of discovery. The magnificent nature, the beautiful looking mountains and the forest attract visitors from all over the world to this lake located between the impressive mountains of the Southern Alps.

Milford Sound, Southland

Did you know that Milford was considered the 8th wonder of the world, according to Rudyard Kipling? One of the best swimming destinations in New Zealand, which is surrounded by incredible marine life, lush rainforest and towering mountain peaks. A spectacular swimming destination that will provide its visitors with multiple options to enjoy the water.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu is located in Queenstown's charming heart. It has fascinating and breath-taking cool water, which endures to the heart of deep blue waters.  Areas around Lake Wakatipu are graced with the mesmerizing views of a glistening lake bordered by the grand mountains. Once you are in Queenstown, consider water rewards for a refreshing swim at Lake Wakatipu.

Abel Tasma National Park, South Island

Abel Tasma is filled with amazing freshwater swimming spots. Any of its wonderful beaches will be a fantastic place to enjoy swimming or any other water sport activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or paddle surfing, like Te Pukatea Bay.

 

Hokitika Gorge, Kokatahi

Did you think that swimming in a gorge was not possible? Hokitika Gorge is the best place to swim with your friends and family. No matter the location, no matter how much time you have for vacation, take a break from swimming and explore the incredible nature of Hokitika Gorge.