Governors Bay

Ngakuta Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Governors Bay's sandy beach is shaded by native bush in Queen Charoletts Sound. The Governors walking track connects to the Whenuarnui Bay Scenic Reserve and is only a 10 minute hike in from Queen Charlotte Rd.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 13th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 13th, 2020 at 6:50 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Governors Bay is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 30th.

Source Information

Marlborough Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Malborough region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet. LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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Governors Bay

Ngakuta Bay, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 13th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 13th, 2020 at 6:50 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Governors Bay's sandy beach is shaded by native bush in Queen Charoletts Sound. The Governors walking track connects to the Whenuarnui Bay Scenic Reserve and is only a 10 minute hike in from Queen Charlotte Rd.

Monitoring Frequency

Governors Bay is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 30th.

Source Information

Marlborough Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Malborough region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of Enterococci during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in this LAWA factsheet: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest Enterococci test result was in the range of 0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 280 Enterococci / 100 mL or frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet. LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, tides, real-time water temperatures, what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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