Can I swim here?

Our routine water quality testing at a number of Northland's popular coastal swimming spots for the 2020/21 season will commence 7 December and will run until 8 March 2021. The programme includes sampling at 43 coastal and 17 freshwater sites.

Download - Map - Northland swimming water quality monitoring sites 2020/21 (PDF, 2.7MB)

For previous results, visit the Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) website.

More information is available

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See the programme FAQs:

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A guide to our summer swimming water quality monitoring programme.
Find answers to some commonly asked questions about our testing programme.
Find the investigation strategy for sites with inconclusive or poor water quality results.
Find a summary of results from last summer's water quality testing programme.
Get current results for other regions and a snapshot of water quality around New Zealand.