Buffalo Beach at Whitianga

Whitianga, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

Buffalo Beach is named after the HMS Buffalo, a UK Royal Navy storeship that crashed of the shores of Whitanga. The wreck is still visible in Mercury Bay during low tide and the anchor is displayed on the beach. Swimming, kayaking, body boarding and exploring are popular activities on Buffalo Beach.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Buffalo Beach at Whitianga is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Waikato Regional Council historically gathered samples at coastal sites in order have a representative graph of the quality of recreational sites. Data was collected on the West Coast in 2008-2009 and on the Coromandel Peninsula in 2007-2008.

Sites are not currently monitored and therefore there are no water quality updates for Waikato swim sites in Swim Guide.

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

For more information on historical monitoring in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/coast/Coastal-water-quality/Coastal-water-quality-for-swimming/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Buffalo Beach at Whitianga

Whitianga, New Zealand
Managed by Pulse Energy

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests 60-95% 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:   

Buffalo Beach is named after the HMS Buffalo, a UK Royal Navy storeship that crashed of the shores of Whitanga. The wreck is still visible in Mercury Bay during low tide and the anchor is displayed on the beach. Swimming, kayaking, body boarding and exploring are popular activities on Buffalo Beach.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Buffalo Beach at Whitianga is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Waikato Regional Council historically gathered samples at coastal sites in order have a representative graph of the quality of recreational sites. Data was collected on the West Coast in 2008-2009 and on the Coromandel Peninsula in 2007-2008.

Sites are not currently monitored and therefore there are no water quality updates for Waikato swim sites in Swim Guide.

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

For more information on historical monitoring in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/coast/Coastal-water-quality/Coastal-water-quality-for-swimming/

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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