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Ōtaki River

This site is located on the Ōtaki River just upstream of the old State Highway 1 bridge. Access to the site is via a gravel road which runs parallel to the northern bank of the Ōtaki River.

This site is monitored as a part of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Recreational Water Quality Programme, which is specifically designed to inform the public about the suitability of various sites across the region for swimming and other recreational activities.

The safety of water for swimming is determined by measuring ‘faecal indicator bacteria’ (E. coli) which indicates the likely levels of pathogens in the water. Monitoring is conducted on a weekly basis over the summer months (December to March).

It is generally safe to swim at this site during dry weather. However we advise people not to swim for at least two days after heavy rain.

For the latest water quality information, please go to the GWRC website, or check out the latest recreational water quality reports

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