Safe Swim Spots Map

Our Region is home to many fantastic swimming spots. These popular sites often include additional facilities such as picnic areas, bush walks, and toilets, making them a great place for a day out with family and friends.

You can view our swim spot monitoring information using the map below. The markers indicate the number of swim spots we are monitoring in that area this summer. By clicking on these, and then an individual swim spot marker you will receive the most up-to-date data. This information below is also available in a list, providing you with the most reliable source for day to day guidance on the potential health risks to people and animals in our waterways.

Practical Advice

The information on this page is as up to date as possible; however unpredicted weather or other influences can have an affect on water quality in between monitoring. To judge the suitability of a swim spot on site, use the following guidelines:

  • If the water looks clean and clear, it should be safe to swim.
  • It is safest to wait for the water to clear after rain before swimming in rivers.
  • In high flow, swimming in rivers is never recommended regardless of E.coli levels.
  • Health-risk at ocean beaches is almost always low.
  • Be mindful of potential risks when swimming; hazards in natural environments can include cliffs, sunken logs, rocks and trees in rivers, and rips at beaches.
  • If musty smelling, black slimy mat-like growths are observed on river bed stones during low river flows, it is safest for you and your dog to avoid using the river.

Webcams

A selection of the swim spots also have webcams. Check out our webcams page to see your local swimming site has one.