Coastguard Lake Taupō was formed in 1985 and is located at the northern end of Lake Taupo.  It has a Maritime Centre at 14 Rauhotu Street, Taupō.

The main lake rescue vessel, CRV Taupō Rescue, is moored at the wharf beside the Harbourmaster's Office at the Waikato River mouth.

A second smaller vessel, CRV Mighty River Power Rescue, is stored at the Taupō Police Station, ready for rapid deployment in the upper reaches of the Waikato River or on Lake Taupō.



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Legal Name Coastguard Lake Taupo Association Inc
Charity Number    CC30755

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Thanks to our life-saving partners:
  • Auckland Council
  • Northland Regional Council
  • Waikato Regional Council
  • Hutchwilco
  • Marine Deals
  • Tower
  • Kordia
  • Hyundai
  • Line7
  • Century Batteries
  • Half Moon Bay
  • NZCT
  • Lotteries Grants Board
  • Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity