Lake Taupo - Whakaipo Bay

Kinloch, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Whakaipo Bay's bike trail stretches for 28 kilometers along Taupo Lake, connecting you to Acacia Bay and to Kinloch Bay. There is an addition 9 km that can be added to your trip, known as the Headland Loop. This trail connects to Whangamata Bluffs and provides spectacular views of the Lake.

This grassy beach is surrounded by native bush that has ben planted by Living Legends volunteers and King Country Rugby Legend Sir Colin Meads. Over 8000 native trees have been planted in Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve. Over 5000 of those were planted during the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lake Taupo - Whakaipo Bay is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waikato Regional Council measures water quality at 12 locations on Lake Taupō from November - March.

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels.

A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN. A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED rank. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

For information on the historical water quality for sites in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/Water/Lakes/Lake-Taupo/How-clean-is-Lake-Taupo/Water-quality-monitoring-map/

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Lake Taupo - Whakaipo Bay

Kinloch, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Pulse Energy updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Whakaipo Bay's bike trail stretches for 28 kilometers along Taupo Lake, connecting you to Acacia Bay and to Kinloch Bay. There is an addition 9 km that can be added to your trip, known as the Headland Loop. This trail connects to Whangamata Bluffs and provides spectacular views of the Lake.

This grassy beach is surrounded by native bush that has ben planted by Living Legends volunteers and King Country Rugby Legend Sir Colin Meads. Over 8000 native trees have been planted in Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve. Over 5000 of those were planted during the Rugby World Cup in 2011.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Lake Taupo - Whakaipo Bay is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waikato Regional Council measures water quality at 12 locations on Lake Taupō from November - March.

Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels.

A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN. A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED rank. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around storm water outfalls and at stream mouths.

For information on the historical water quality for sites in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/Water/Lakes/Lake-Taupo/How-clean-is-Lake-Taupo/Water-quality-monitoring-map/

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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