Before you cross the bar


The Taieri Mouth Bar is VERY DANGEROUS.

It must never be taken lightly.

  • Wear your lifejacket.
  • Secure heavy objects and close hatches.
  • Check weather and tide information.
  • Ask locals and others for advice.
  • The channel can be on the left, centre or right side of the bar.
  • Identify where the deeper water channel is before you go out and confirm it with others.
  • Typically you cannot see the bottom due to water discolouration and your depth sounder will not tell you due to sand swirling.

If in doubt, do not go out.

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