Everybody loves to make an entrance, so we’ve compiled a list of the best spots to jump into the water around. From jumping off a wharf, to diving off cliffs! You’ll find them all here to find your new favourite spot this summer
The cliffs around Te Arai Point are well known for those up in the north. To the right side of the beach lies a turquoise lagoon that fills up in high tide. Once its full, the cliffs either side offer a perfect jumping platform Te Arai is just 20 minutes away from the ever popular Mangawhai, but is quieter and just as pretty!
Right in the heart of the North Shore, Murrays Bay is known to anyone who lives north of the bridge. Although there are about a dozen beaches in the area, Murray’s Bay stands out because of its wharf. Be sure to check the tides before you go, as we have been caught out arriving at low tide
Located as far east as possible in Auckland, Maraetai lies adjacent to Waiheke Island. Offering spectacular views and an incredible location on the Pohutukawa Coast in Auckland’s east, families flock to this popular beach every summer. Similar to Murrays Bay, Maraetai has a long wharf that is perfect for launching yourself into the sea
Nothing quite beats a fresh water swimming pool, and the pool at the Old Cement Works in Warkworth is greater than your average pool. Bring the kids, bring your friends, bring your dog – there’s fun abound to be had. Whether you’re the sort to launch yourself from the banks into the water below or you’re more interested in soaking up the sun and staying dry.
It is the definition of off the beaten track, but it is definitely well worth the visit. The last 7km of road is gravel, so it’s best not to clean your car just before you go. The walk is easy and will lead you to the beautiful Piroa Falls. The pool has large rock faces on either side which you can use as a vantage point to jump in, just remember to check for rocks below before you jump!