Other Important Things to Remember Before You Head Out on the Water
Make sure your boat is properly and regularly maintained, has the right safety gear on board and if it has a motor, that it has enough fuel.
You shouldn't expect good mobile phone coverage in remote areas. A marine VHF radio is recommended for emergency communications. Use channel 61 for emergencies on Lake Taupo.
406MHz distress beacons can be hired or bought. You can find out more about distress beacons on the Rescue Coordination Centre distress beacon website.