Waitaki valley RealSwim Adventure 2025 - secure your spot now with a non refundable deposit

Based in the village of Otematata, North Otago, surrounded by rugged peaks we will explore areas of the hydro lakes; Benmore, and Aviemore. Lake Benmore is NZ’s largest manmade lake and the dam is the largest earth dam in New Zealand.

This unique swim adventure has many highlights, including swimming a flooded canyon and exploring multiple swimming locations on two different lakes. It is some of the best fresh water swimming you'll get in the South Island, if not New Zealand. 

Join us for what will be memorable weekend in the south!

Accommodation is not included in the trip price. We can help organise accommodation if you need. There are numerous options which include bachs, units at the Otematata Pub or pitching your tent at the Camping Ground. The trip is structured this way so you can choose an option that suits your budget, and if you’d like to share with others or go solo.

All swims are tow float compulsory.

Lake Temperature

This will be dependent on the summer weather leading into the weekend, but will likely be mid teens.

Cost: $985 - secure your spot now with your non refundable deposit : $246.25

This covers: 
- specialist swim planning, delivery and safety for four days
- on water safety, including boats and swim equipment
- a total of six swims across the weekend
- three BBQ meals
- a swim cap
- two highly experienced swim coaches with a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise and one camp manager

Accommodation, transport and other meals and snacks not included.