Check Clean Dry

To protect the awesome water quality of The Great Lake Taupo Region from invasive freshwater threats, The Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and The Department of Conservation require that all your swimming apparel and equipment has been CCDd before entry into Lake Taupo.


DOC Staff will have a CHECK CLEAN DRY Station at event registration.

SWIMMING APPAREL must be brought to registration for checking.

KAYAKS -  Your accompanying kayak is not required at registration. If your kayak has come from another fresh waterway and has not been DRY for at least 48hrs then DOC will provide a cleaning solution and instructions so you can ensure that it is not contaminated. CCD cleaning will be available at the kayak briefing on race day but to avoid delays it is recommended that you manage this prior to the event.


If you have been swimming in any other fresh waterway (including the lower Waikato River) within the week prior to the event please make sure your equipment has been CCD'd.

If you have come from saltwater/chlorinated pool you do not need to CCD.

How to CCD (Check Clean Dry)

CHECK: All your equipment and remove any visible matter such as weed or algae.

CLEAN: (if your gear has not been DRY for at least 48hrs) Clean with a 5% detergent water solution and soak for at least 1 minute

For example, a 5% solution is made by mixing 50 ml of product with water added to make 1000 mls (1 litre) total.

DRY: Drying is an acceptable alternative method, provided that all components are completely dry to the touch, inside and out, and then left dry for at least another 48 hours.

The Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board and The Department of Conservation would like to thank you for helping us to protect our wonderful playground to protect our Lakes & Rivers from invasive pests.