Karekare Lagoon

Karekare, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

This stream-fed lagoon is tucked behind Karekare beach, a popular surfing locale and filming site of the hit 1993 film THE PIANO. The rugged, windy beach area allows swimming only when marker flags are displayed, and the lagoon serves as a calmer alternative and a good option for families with small children. The lagoon is just a quick hike from the Karekare Car Park, and for visitors seeking scenic nature views, the lovely Karekare falls are also within walking distance. Please obey directional signage and be sensitive to the fact that some of the surrounding area is private property.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current 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
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Karekare Lagoon is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

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

Karekare Lagoon

Karekare, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current 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:   

This stream-fed lagoon is tucked behind Karekare beach, a popular surfing locale and filming site of the hit 1993 film THE PIANO. The rugged, windy beach area allows swimming only when marker flags are displayed, and the lagoon serves as a calmer alternative and a good option for families with small children. The lagoon is just a quick hike from the Karekare Car Park, and for visitors seeking scenic nature views, the lovely Karekare falls are also within walking distance. Please obey directional signage and be sensitive to the fact that some of the surrounding area is private property.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Karekare Lagoon is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

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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