Taupo Bay has a solid residential base and there is a good crowd in the motor camp during the summer holiday period making days at the beach busy. Surf is common during summer and anybody going into the water should be careful and avoid the days when the swell is large as strong rips will be present. Taupo Bay has no Lifeguarding Service.
Activities and facilities
- Boat launching
- Car parking
- Changing facilities
- Public toilets
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Safety at Taupo Bay
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Taupo Bay. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand Beaches. More ►
Never swim or surf alone.
4 simple rules to keep you safe
We want you to have a great time whilst visiting Taupo Bay. But take a moment to learn more about being safe on New Zealand beaches and looking out for each other. More ►
The Water Safety Code:
- Be prepared
- Watch out for yourself and others
- Be aware of the dangers
- Know your limits
Taupo Bay is located 24 kilometres east of Coppers Beach and forms the southwest corner of the larger Whangaroa Bay. The beach is 900 metres in length and is golden sand. A fantastic view of the beach is gained as you descend down the hill into it. The beach is very popular during the summer months and the motor camp is booked solid during this period. There is a large number of residential and holiday homes at the bay. Both ends of the bay have large headlands covered with bush and trees, with the southern headland being larger and picturesque. Directly in front of the beach but some distance offshore lie Cone and Stephenson Islands.
Sorry, we have no public transport information available for this beach.
Beach Water Quality
The Overall Recreation Risk is a guide to give a general picture of water quality at a site. Updated annually, it is calculated from bacteria (enterococci) data collected over the last three years. The Overall Recreation Risk indicator is a precautionary approach to managing health risk and is not designed to represent health risk on a particular day. As such, a site can have an Overall Recreation Risk of ‘Caution’ but still be suitable for swimming some of the time.
Many councils also provide the results of their weekly monitoring. This lets people know what the most recent bacteria levels were. Remember, even sites with low risk can be unsuitable to swim at from time to time and we recommend that you avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rainfall.