The Waingongoro is a ring plain river that drains an extensively developed agricultural catchment. This survey site is situated in Eltham, some 21km below the National Park boundary.
The site used to be monitored by Taranaki Regional Council under the Can I Swim Here? programme, but as of summer 2022-2023 the water quality samples are taken from Taumata Park, approximately 140m downstream. Please see the Waingongoro River at Taumata Park page for the latest water quality information for this site.
Can I Swim Here?
Recreation information has moved to the "Can I Swim Here?" section of LAWA