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Waimakariri River at Reids Reserve

The Waimakariri River is a large alpine fed river, north of Christchurch. 

This site is no longer monitored for recreational water quality.

This site can vary from a quiet pool to a fast flowing part of the main river. It adjoins the large grassed flats of Reids reserve -a recently developed multi use reserve with the Waimakariri Regional Park. A number of walking and mountain bike tracks are available for use in the park. The river is popular with jet boaters and kayakers.

During the summer months, potentially toxic cyanobacteria mats may pose a public health risk at this site. For up to date warnings visit

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