Waitaki Valley RealSwim Adventure 2024 - secure your spot with deposit

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

This weekend has all the ingredients for a unique swim adventure including swimming a flooded canyon, a ‘swoosh’ river swim and exploring on land as well as in the water with a hike and swim adventure. You can expect a bit more of a journey with up to 7km of hiking across the day.

We have included three BBQ meals across this weekend to provide opportunities in different scenic spots to simply relax, socialise and connect, and admire the beauty of this stunning area. 

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 late teens.

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

This covers: 
- access to private land 
- 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.