Bethell's Lagoon/ Te Hanga

Bethells Beach, New Zealand
Mis à jour par Pulse Energy

Less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Auckland, this freshwater river lagoon sits beside Bethell’s Beach, and is a notable destination for fishing, cave exploration, and enjoying inspiring vistas. The black-sand beach area is also known by the Maori name ‘Te Henga’: so-called for the nearby dunes’ resemblance to an overturned canoe. Parking is available, though note that the Bethell’s is relatively remote and there are no facilities close by. Swimming is seasonally supervised and can be dangerous when venturing out of the lagoon and into the ocean, depending on the immediate weather and tides, so visitors should exercise caution. An opportunity for calmer, sheltered swimming is available at Wainamu, a lake only a few kilometers away.

Auckland Council has deemed this water body "high risk" due to ongoing water quality issues. It is recommended you do not swim or participate in other recreational water activities at this location.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Ne répond pas aux normes de qualité de l’eau
  • Statut Spécial
  • 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 à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Janvier à 31 Mars

SOURCES

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Bethell's Lagoon/ Te Hanga

Bethells Beach, New Zealand
Mis à jour par Pulse Energy

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Ne répond pas aux normes de qualité de l’eau
  • Statut Spécial
  • 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 à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   

Less than an hour’s drive from the centre of Auckland, this freshwater river lagoon sits beside Bethell’s Beach, and is a notable destination for fishing, cave exploration, and enjoying inspiring vistas. The black-sand beach area is also known by the Maori name ‘Te Henga’: so-called for the nearby dunes’ resemblance to an overturned canoe. Parking is available, though note that the Bethell’s is relatively remote and there are no facilities close by. Swimming is seasonally supervised and can be dangerous when venturing out of the lagoon and into the ocean, depending on the immediate weather and tides, so visitors should exercise caution. An opportunity for calmer, sheltered swimming is available at Wainamu, a lake only a few kilometers away.

Auckland Council has deemed this water body "high risk" due to ongoing water quality issues. It is recommended you do not swim or participate in other recreational water activities at this location.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Janvier à 31 Mars

SOURCES

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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