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Oriental Bay swimming distances

Oriental Bay swimming distances

Updated 14 March 2016 11:45am

For those of you doing training swims in the harbour we have these approximate distances:

The distance from Freyberg Beach to the Point Jerningham lighthouse is 1265 metres. For distances between the buoys, please refer to the map below.  The distance between the two swim rafts is about 240 metres.

Remember if you are harbour swimming, you are very hard to see so wear a bright coloured cap and stay within the 5 knot area.  Don't forget to keep a good lookout for approaching boats as rowers and others also use this area. 

Swim safety floats are now available which greatly enhance your chances of being seen. These are available at Ministry of Swimming, 424 Cuba Street, Alicetown, Lower Hutt.