Lake Wainamu

Bethells Beach, New Zealand
Administrado por Pulse Energy

Photo by Kathrin & Stefan Marks

Nestled behind high dunes of black sand, Lake Wainamu is a popular freshwater swimming mecca, and makes a great respite from the powerful wind and treacherous riptides of the nearby oceanfront at Te Henga/Bethell's Beach. The picturesque Waitohi falls are located only a short hike away, but be advised that there isn’t much in the way of beachfront abutting the lake. There is no cost to visit Wainamu, and it is accessible by foot from Bethell's Beach park area.

This site is not monitored due its history of excellent water quality. Auckland Council considers the water here "low risk" to public health.

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • 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
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Enero to 31 Marzo

SOURCE INFORMATION

Auckland Council’s Safeswim program monitors water quality throughout Auckland's Coastal and Freshwater beaches. The monitoring season starts the first week of November until the end of March. Sampling takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and results are expected in time for the weekend.

Freshwater is tested to measure E.coli levels. Lake Kereta, Lake Ototoa, Lake Slipper, Lake Tomarata are tested for cyanobacteria (toxic algae) where a potential problem exists.

An amber alert is issued by Safeswim when test results show E.coli levels higher than 260 units / 100ml of water. Warning are issued when a single sample test result show E.coli levels higher than 550 units / 100ml of water.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season. Results are also available on the latest monitoring pages for beaches and lakes and via 0800 723 379.

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 stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

You can report pollution concerns by calling 09 377 3107 or by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Lake Wainamu

Bethells Beach, New Zealand
Administrado por Pulse Energy

CALIDAD DE AGUA
  • No data available
  • Estado Actual
  • 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:   

Photo by Kathrin & Stefan Marks

Nestled behind high dunes of black sand, Lake Wainamu is a popular freshwater swimming mecca, and makes a great respite from the powerful wind and treacherous riptides of the nearby oceanfront at Te Henga/Bethell's Beach. The picturesque Waitohi falls are located only a short hike away, but be advised that there isn’t much in the way of beachfront abutting the lake. There is no cost to visit Wainamu, and it is accessible by foot from Bethell's Beach park area.

This site is not monitored due its history of excellent water quality. Auckland Council considers the water here "low risk" to public health.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled semanalmente from 1 Enero to 31 Marzo

SOURCE INFORMATION

Auckland Council’s Safeswim program monitors water quality throughout Auckland's Coastal and Freshwater beaches. The monitoring season starts the first week of November until the end of March. Sampling takes place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and results are expected in time for the weekend.

Freshwater is tested to measure E.coli levels. Lake Kereta, Lake Ototoa, Lake Slipper, Lake Tomarata are tested for cyanobacteria (toxic algae) where a potential problem exists.

An amber alert is issued by Safeswim when test results show E.coli levels higher than 260 units / 100ml of water. Warning are issued when a single sample test result show E.coli levels higher than 550 units / 100ml of water.

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily, Monday - Friday during the swimming season. Results are also available on the latest monitoring pages for beaches and lakes and via 0800 723 379.

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 stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

You can report pollution concerns by calling 09 377 3107 or by using our Report Pollution tool on Swim Guide.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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