The Rangitoto Swim – 26 November 2022

The volcanic-centrepiece of the Hauraki Gulf sets the start line for one of the most unique swims in our season.

Take a Fullers360 ferry of to the Rangitoto Volcano where you, your best swimmer mates and a thousand others, will tackle the 4.6km journey back to the beautiful sandy shores at St Heliers beach to the MASSIVE round of cheers & support by the guys and girls who know what you have just achieved!

Started by one of NZ’s most prestigious swim clubs –  Auckland Central Masters – it is our pleasure to continue their legacy and bring you the HYPER-RARE opportunity to swim one of Auckland’s (and New Zealand’s!) amazing channel crossing swims.

But of course, there is still plenty on offer for those not quite ready for the “big one” just yet. Have a go at a shorter distance and build your way up to the Full Rangitoto next year!

Swims on offer:

  • Full Rangitoto – 4.6km
  • Half Rangitoto – 2.3km
  • Quarter Rangitoto – 1.25km
  • Banana Boat OceanKids 100m and 200m (7-12 years)

Key Event Information

Course Maps

The Rangitoto Swim

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 100m Start Location: Blue Lake
Banana Boat OceanKids

The Rangitoto Swim

Banana Boat OceanKids

Distance: 200m Start Location: Blue Lake
Banana Boat OceanKids

Pricing & Benefits

Start Times & Event Timetable


All Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series events are patrolled by trained lifeguards and first aid qualified personnel who are present to assist you at all times.

So that the events are safe and enjoyable for all swimmers, there are some rules for the event. Find out more here.

Bag Storage

Bag storage area

We will transfer your bags back from Rangitoto Island for you to the main event site on St Helliers Beach. Please bring only what you need and label your bag clearly. Rangitoto Island is a predator free zone administered by DOC.  Ensure that your clothes/luggage is free of pests before you embark.

Main Event Site Bag Storage Area.

An area designated to store your gear bag will be available for all event participants. This will be situated at the main event site on Takapuna Beach. You will need to bring your own small gear bag. Please note, our bag storage is an ‘all care, no responsibility’ service, please do not pack valuable items.


Full Rangitoto Swim

We will provide chartered ferries through Fullers 360 to get you to Rangitoto Island. Times for these ferries have not yet been finalised. We will let you know when they are and you will be able to add a ferry ticket to your swim entry by logging in to your Event Dudes Account