This site is popular for a number of recreational activities including swimming and fishing in both the lagoon and the sea, and walking along the river and beach.
Recreational water quality at this site is influenced by flow related spikes in E. coli. Swimming is not recommended at the site for up to 48hrs following rainfall. During the summer months, potentially toxic cyanobacteria mats may pose a public health risk at this site. For up to date warnings visit https://ecan.govt.nz/your-region/your-environment/water/cyanobacteria-warnings/benthic-cyanobacteria-river-warnings/