Lake swimming is a particularly refreshing experience. Go big at Taupō, New Zealand’s largest lake.
Since 1963, Taupō’s Across the Lake Swim, the region’s longest-running event, has attracted thousands of swimmers from around New Zealand.
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Soaking in the cool waters of the lake whilst enjoying the sunset in one of NZ's largest lakes :) Lake Taupo has so much to offer, from sailing to skydiving for adventure thrill seekers and for those who just want to chill, a BBQ by the lake is just bliss! Families do check out Comfortinn Motel in Taupo for a great time! [📍Lake Taupo 📷: @zaxtravels]
Each summer, clad in compulsory wetsuits, participants splash the 4.2 kilometres from Acacia Bay to Three Mile Bay in cold, fresh water.
It’s a challenging swim, but not too gruelling to put off the repeat competitors who return each year. For the less athletic, there are shorter one and two-kilometre courses to test your mettle.
The Across the Lake Swim is an iconic event with the added bonus of giving back, as proceeds from the day contribute to community projects in the Great Lake Taupō region.