A three day / two night trip to New Zealand’s Wild West Coast swimming in amazing dark, clear and clean New Zealand lakes. Available for custom swims only 06 – 08 March 2020.
Accommodation in lovely units in Hokitika for Friday and Saturday nights. The shared room price is for a shared room within a unit, there is a maximum of 2 shared rooms within a unit. The own room price means own bedroom within a shared unit.
The package also includes all boat and swim safety coverage, swim guides, post swim snacks.
What’s not included
Transport and meals
Friday.We normally meet for lunch and the pre trip brief at Arthurs Pass followed by an acclimatisation swim. Location of this is dependant on weather. All swimmers should plan on arriving in Hokitika by 3pm.
Saturday. Starts with a Lake swim
Lunch at the Theatre Royal Hotel, Kumara.
In the afternoon we have a fun pool swim including some coaching and the RealSwim ‘world champs’ at the iconic Hokitika pool follwed by a drink at the local wine bar and pizza dinner at Fat Pippis
Sunday. Our Sunday swim may be a Lake swim in Lake Kanierie or Lake Brunner. this is dependant on weather, group size and ability . We finish with a final lunch and goodbye
Enquire direct with us for your own Custom Swim bookings
Booking Terms and Conditions
- A deposit is required to confirm your RealSwim booking.
- Full payment is required for a booking less than 60 days from the start date.
- Deposits are non refundable
- Read full T’s & C’s https://www.realswimadventures.com/terms-conditions/
- RealSwim Adventures will provide you with a high visibility swim hat
- Other essential equipment – You’ll need gear for all conditions,
- Waling shoes
- Rain Jacket
- Sun Screen
- Sun Hat
- Sun Glasses
- Goggles x 2 clear and tinted
- Drink Bottle
- Swim Suits
- Warm Garments/Fleece
- Shorts and light long trousers
- Walking Shoes
- Two Towels
- Insect repellent!!
What is the water temperatures of the lakes? As with any open water swimming the temperature is variable but it’s not unreasonable to expect water temps from 17 to 21C for the lake in March.
Are there sandflies? Yup! They say New Zealand would be perfect … if it weren’t for the sandflies! Bring repellant. There are often conditions we’re they aren’t around… such as in the water.
What is the driving time from Christchurch? Three hours.
Accommodation in lovely units in Hokitika for Friday and Saturday nights. The shared room price means two beds in a room. The own room price means own bedroom within a shared unit.. If you would like a unit of your own please contact us and we can try to arrange this. This will be extra cost and is subject to accomodation availability at the motel.