Dive in for King of the Bays in Auckland - AsiaRooms.com

March 21, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
AsiaRooms.com can reveal that fitness fanatics who are staying in Auckland hotels next month might want to see if there are any places left for the city's annual ocean swimming event.

King of the Bays takes place each year, with a group of intrepid sportsmen and women competing in a 2.8 km race.

The course runs from Milford Beach to Takapuna Beach and more than 1,000 people take part in the event each year.

It is described as New Zealand's "premier ocean swim event" and will provide a great spectacle if you are not brave enough to take the plunge yourself.

Because the route to the swim follows the coastline, anyone who wants to watch can position themselves along the top of the cliff and cheer the swimmers on from their dry vantage point.

The first wave of participants will enter the water at 14:30 (local time) on April 17th, with the prize giving for the race taking place at around 16:15.

King of the Bays marks the end of the Sovereign New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, with a special evening of entertainment taking place at R'toto's Beach Cafe to celebrate the successful conclusion of the season.

If you want to enter the swim, you should visit the official website for an entry form. It currently costs NZ$50 (£23.30) to participate.