Grey River at Taylorville Swimming Hole

Taylorville, Westcoast

The Taylorville Swimming Hole is 10 minutes north of Greymouth. It is located off the Grey River and is accessed from Taylor Street in Taylorville township. The swimming hole is a great place for swimming and dog walking when conditions are suitable. This site can sometimes have elevated levels of E. Coli following rainfall events. The West Coast Regional Council recommends people avoid swimming after heavy rain.

The West Coast Regional Council monitors the water quality of Grey Rv @ Taylorville Swimming Hole weekly November to March.

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
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 22nd, 2023. 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 January 22nd, 2023 at 8:20 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Grey River at Taylorville Swimming Hole is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 30th.

Source Information

West Coast Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the West Coast 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, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli 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 the LAWA factsheet.

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site 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, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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Water Quality Graph

Grey River at Taylorville Swimming Hole

Taylorville, Westcoast

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
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 22nd, 2023. 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 January 22nd, 2023 at 8:20 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Taylorville Swimming Hole is 10 minutes north of Greymouth. It is located off the Grey River and is accessed from Taylor Street in Taylorville township. The swimming hole is a great place for swimming and dog walking when conditions are suitable. This site can sometimes have elevated levels of E. Coli following rainfall events. The West Coast Regional Council recommends people avoid swimming after heavy rain.

The West Coast Regional Council monitors the water quality of Grey Rv @ Taylorville Swimming Hole weekly November to March.

Monitoring Frequency

Grey River at Taylorville Swimming Hole is sampled weekly from November 1st to March 30th.

Source Information

West Coast Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the West Coast 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, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli 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 the LAWA factsheet.

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site 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, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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Water Quality Graph

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