The Bay of Plenty has so many great beaches, but I daresay, one can get tired of the salty hair and sandy cars. If you're too hot and craving fresh water, nothing beats a cool, cool water hole. (See what I did there? Cool as in awesome, cool as in cold.  Haha, not so funny if you have to explain it, eh?) 

I won't post about a spot unless I've been there so the list will keep growing. 

Here are some of our faves in the Tauranga and Rotorua area:

I've love to hear about your favourite secret swimming spots!  Next on our list is Trout Pool swimming hole at Okere Falls.