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  • Why this status?

    Click here for detailed information on water quality monitoring

    The science

    Summer season monitoring

    LAWA shows the best available water quality information to help you decide where to swim.

    Special Status

    Special StatusIssued on 31 Aug 2018

    Unsuitable for swimming.

    This site has temporarily been determined as unsuitable for swimming, and we recommend people do not swim at this site.

    Toi Te Ora Public Health has issued  a health warning for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina, because of a bloom of potentially toxic algae. The algae are forming mats in the shallow areas of the estuary and these may float free and spread through the estuary.

    Reminder

    Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip.

  • Unpatrolled

    Never swim or surf alone. Find out more.

    Swimmers

    Unpatrolled Beach

    When swimming at an unpatrolled beach please watch out for yourself and others, never swim or surf alone, be aware of the dangers and know your limits.

  • What's at this site?

    Find out all recreational activities and facilities at this site

    Activities & facilities

    Site suitable for these activities and has these facilities

    Our lakes, rivers, and beaches are great natural playgrounds but they can be unpredictable.  Be aware of other potential risks such as rips, strong currents, sudden drop offs, or underwater objects before jumping in.  LAWA recommends that you avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after heavy rainfall and follow the advice of any warning signs in place.

    Activities

    Boating

    Facilities

    Toilets
    Picnic area
    BBQ area
    Playground nearby
    Camping nearby

    Bledisloe Holiday Park

    Car parking
    Other facilities

    Boat ramp.

How do I get there?

Pukehina