Summer season monitoring
LAWA shows the best available water quality information to help you decide where to swim.
Unsuitable for swimming.
This site has temporarily been determined as unsuitable for swimming, and we recommend people do not swim at this site.
Greater Wellington is urging harbour users to stay out of the water in the inner harbour due to suspected pollution from sewage, particularly around and near Shed 5. Our environmental protection team has been advised and Wellington Water is investigating and will update us. Meanwhile, protect your health by not swimming in the area and be careful about any contact with the water.
Heavy rain flushes contaminants from urban and rural land into waterways and we advise you not to swim for 2 – 3 days after heavy or prolonged rain – even at sites that generally have good water quality. Check that the water is clean and clear before taking a dip.
What do the icons mean?
Summer season monitoring history
Enterococci sampling graph
- Samples this season
- Samples from last 3 years
When swimming at an unpatrolled beach please watch out for yourself and others, never swim or surf alone, be aware of the dangers and know your limits.
Site suitable for these activities and has these facilities
Our lakes, rivers, and beaches are great natural playgrounds but they can be unpredictable. Be aware of other potential risks such as rips, strong currents, sudden drop offs, or underwater objects before jumping in. LAWA recommends that you avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after heavy rainfall and follow the advice of any warning signs in place.