The Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic is a special event for swimmers to enjoy and it’s no wonder we have so many participants return year after year.
Enjoy a summer break in the ‘eternally sunny’ Bay of Islands with our crowd favourite ‘Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic’.
For the first time in the event’s 9 year history, the 3.3km ‘I’m Going Long’ course will be in reverse (starting at Paihia Beach, finishing in Russell) and as a Series first, a twilight swim!
Russell will play host to the event, with the main event site there and the ‘Step it Up’ 1km, ‘Give it a Go’ 500m and ‘Banana Boat OceanKids’ 200m event distances taking place off Russell Beach throughout the afternoon, prior to the start of the 3.3km event.
Get your friends and family together, and join us for this Series first!
Why not extend their skill range and confidence in a safe and fun environment with the Banana Boat OceanKids – a 200m ocean swim. What better way to encourage your children to have fun and be safe in the ocean, than being surrounded by their peers and inspiring life guards! Find out more here.
Romantic, historical, fun, adventurous and a perfect place to explore the Bay of Islands! We’re close, in-fact right in the heart of the Bay of Islands! In Russell we have instant access to the 144 Islands, pristine beaches and the marine wildlife that we boast about! Awesome sunsets, Russell oozes history. Sailing adventures, world renowned fishing, cruising, guided walks, swim with the dolphins, parasailing close to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail and the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, so much to offer in Russell, the centre of it all! Don’t just stay a day!
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