Making its triumphant return to Takapuna Beach, the Harcourts Cooper & Co King of the Bays is back! Our most popular event location has a special place in our hearts and it feels awesome to be back on home turf.
After taking a break, we’re stoked to be back now that we’re confident you’ll be safely enjoying one of New Zealand’s most recognisable beaches. The list of swim experiences is going to blow your mind, no matter your age, ability or appetite for a personal challenge that suits you. From kids to seasoned salties, this is going to be a day to remember.
We’ll be kicking off the day with the ever popular 2.8km from Milford to Takapuna, before getting into the biggest program of swims we’ve ever had! Based at Takapuna Beach, will be the 500 metre and 1000 metre events as well as Banana Boat OceanKids for the youngsters.
Dash for Cash in our brand new event – The $print! Up your game at the beach this summer with our all new event – ‘The $print’ – a 200m out and back ‘splash for cash’ event!
That’s right…we have cold, hard cash up for grabs at Harcourts Cooper & Co King of the Bays. Click here for The $print event and cash prize info – under Swim Distance Options
Check out the course maps and event pricing below. This season you can save on race entries with a multi-event pass.
If you’re travelling to Auckland for this event, be sure to visit our series partner Bachcare for a holiday home rental. Don’t forget to keep an eye on Air New Zealand or Jetstar for a great deal on airfares to Auckland.
Bachcare is New Zealand’s leading short term rental management company and is excited to be partnering with the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series!
Bachcare is proud to be 100% kiwi owned and manage nearly 2,000 holiday homes throughout the country and growing every day. They have a range of holiday homes from the basic kiwi bach, to luxurious stays for those who want to turn event weekends into a full weekend getaway! Bachcare have 17 holiday homes to choose from in the Auckland region. Book your swim weekend accommodation with Bachcare and save with an exclusive offer to Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim entrants.
Learn more about Bachcare here