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Updated 4 May 2022 2:26pm

Cool off in the regional parks and forests. There is a great range of natural swimming areas to choose from:

In East Harbour Regional Park we do not recommend swimming in the sea south of Burden’s Gate or in Gollan’s Stream near the Butterfly Creek picnic area.

Can I swim here?

We're monitoring the water quality so you can check where it's safe to swim this summer. Read more...

Toxic algae

There is toxic algae in our region's rivers and stream. The best thing you can do to keep safe is to know what toxic algae looks like and avoid it. Read more...