Days Bay at Wharf

Lower Hutt, Wellington

Situated in Eastbourne, Days Bay is only a short ferry trip across the harbour from the Wellington CBD. It is a sandy beach popular with swimmers and walkers. Divers and recreational fishermen enjoy the use of the pier. While no lifeguards are present the sheltered nature of the beach and its gentle incline make it a safe swimming spot. Parking, toilets and changing facilities are located at the beach front and a cafe, and parks are situated directly across the road. This site is monitored as a part of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Programme, which is specifically designed to inform the public about the suitability of various sites across the region for swimming and other recreational activities.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2022. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 19th, 2022 at 11:15 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Days Bay at Wharf is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 31st.

Source Information

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Wellington region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, the level of Enterococci is determined using predictive modelling year round. Enteroccoci is a faecal indicator bacteria 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 predicted result was within the guidelines (0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL).

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest predicted result exceeded standards (280 Enterococci / 100 mL) or is known to frequently exceed the standards 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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Days Bay at Wharf

Lower Hutt, Wellington

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 19th, 2022. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 19th, 2022 at 11:15 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Situated in Eastbourne, Days Bay is only a short ferry trip across the harbour from the Wellington CBD. It is a sandy beach popular with swimmers and walkers. Divers and recreational fishermen enjoy the use of the pier. While no lifeguards are present the sheltered nature of the beach and its gentle incline make it a safe swimming spot. Parking, toilets and changing facilities are located at the beach front and a cafe, and parks are situated directly across the road. This site is monitored as a part of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Recreational Water Quality Monitoring Programme, which is specifically designed to inform the public about the suitability of various sites across the region for swimming and other recreational activities.

Monitoring Frequency

Days Bay at Wharf is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 31st.

Source Information

The Greater Wellington Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming beaches throughout the Wellington region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, the level of Enterococci is determined using predictive modelling year round. Enteroccoci is a faecal indicator bacteria 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 predicted result was within the guidelines (0 - 280 Enterococci / 100 mL).

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest predicted result exceeded standards (280 Enterococci / 100 mL) or is known to frequently exceed the standards 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.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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Lower Hutt, Wellington
Lower Hutt, Wellington
Lower Hutt, Wellington
Lower Hutt, Wellington
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