Lonely Planet Writer

New report on New Zealand beach water quality

Milford Beach, Auckland has been given a caution label.
Milford Beach, Auckland has been given a caution label. Image by Sara / CC BY 2.0

According to new information published on the Land, Air, Water Aotearoa website 49 of 350 New Zealand beaches have water quality issues meaning that taking a dip in the sea there puts you at a high risk of illness or infection. Auckland beaches were particularly problematic with eleven of the region’s 63 beaches rated poorly. Read more: stuff.co.nz