First established as the ‘Tūrangi Marine Rescue Service’ in 1974 in 1980 it became Tūrangi Marine Rescue service. Its final name change was in 1991 when it became a Coastguard Unit.

The volunteers from the Unit live in and around Tūrangi and are supported by employers and family who actively encourage their participation in Coastguard. 

Based at Tokaanu Marina at the southern end of Lake Taupō allows a rapid response to "save lives on the water" and aid vessels that require assistance anywhere on Lake Taupō, Lake Rotoaira and Lake Otamangakau.


Visit our About Us section for more information on our unit's VesselSponsors and how you can Contact Us.

Legal Name Coastguard Turangi Inc 
Charity Number   CC34606

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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