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Arkles Bay Mid Winter Swim

Sun 2 August 2020

Arkles Bay Beach, Whangaparoa


The infamous Arkles Bay Mid Winter Swim is back for the fourth year!  This community event raises funds to help Harbour Hospice provide a wide range of services to our patients, their family and whanau within the Hibiscus Coast community.

There are a number of ways you can throw your support behind this great event, here’s how:

  • Are you a keen bather and believe winter is just a state of mind? Then click here to create your very own Arkles Bay Fundraising page.


  • Not such a keen swimmer? Or up for the dip but not the admin? Then click here and hit the ‘Give Now’ button for a faster way to contribute to this worthy cause. Please use ‘Arkles Bay Swim’ as the reference.

Now for the really important bit

  • Plan your attire! Get the wackiest dress-up costume you can think of together (a $5-$10 spend at your local Hospice Shop is highly recommended!)
  • Acclimatise yourself with some cold showers - you don’t want to have heart failure when you take the plunge
  • Practice your sprint to the sea (whilst retaining a brave face!)

This event will go ahead rain, hail or shine.

For more information visit or contact Harbour Hospice events on 09 421 9180.