Beaches in New Zealand

New Zealand is an island nation in the Pacific. Surrounded by water, New Zealand’s west coast faces the Tasman Sea. The South Pacific Ocean lies to its east. The Northern and Southern Islands that make up New Zealand are separated by the Cook Strait that is traversed by a ferry. New Zealand is an adventure-lover’s dream. There are over 600 monitored beaches, rivers, lakes, and swimming holes found in the country. With 15,000 km of coastline, your choice of marine beaches are plentiful. There are exquisite swimming, surfing, diving, and watercraft options in New Zealand’s unique marine ecosystems.

You’ll also find endless freshwater swimming options that should definitely be explored. New Zealand’s stunning scenery is a reliable addition to any freshwater lake or swimming hole you visit. Locals swim at beaches surrounded by unbelievable boulder formations like Cleopatra’s Pool at Abel Tasman National Park. Waterfalls are scattered around the islands like at Charlie’s Rock on the Waipapa River. Geothermal pools are found at Lake Tarawera and at the Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. The majority of beaches are clean and fit for many recreational activities. Geothermal pools, secluded beaches and rapids are only a portion of what water uses will find in New Zealand.

In 2014 Pulse Energy sponsored Swim Guide in New Zealand. Thanks to Pulse Energy’s efforts, the most current recreational water quality information for over 700 New Zealand swimming spots is accessible from the Swim Guide smartphone app and website. Pulse Energy brought Swim Guide as part of the independent electricity and gas retailer’s contribution to the environment and local communities. The move to bring Swim Guide to New Zealand was spearheaded by long-time supporter, and Pulse Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, Gary Holden.

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