Recreational water

This section provides information about recreational water quality at rivers, lakes and coastal beaches.  

About recreational water quality and health

Information about recreational water quality, and how it affects our health.

Indicators at a glance - recreational water quality

Summary of the latest indicators about recreational water quality and water-borne disease in New Zealand. 



Statistics on the number of sheep, dairy cattle, beef cattle and deer in New Zealand. 


Suitability for swimming

Statistics on the 'Suitability for Recreation Grade' of recreational freshwater beaches (rivers, lagoons and lakes) and coastal beaches in New Zealand.


Water-borne diseases related to recreational water

Statistics on three potentially water-borne diseases in New Zealand: campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis.