Motueka at Alexanders Br

Motueka Valley, Tasman

The Motueka River at Alexanders Bridge is a 10-minute drive southwest (up-river) from Motueka. There is a deep pool and rocks to jump off just upstream of the bridge.

During the peak Christmas-January period this site has between 50 and 80 visitors a day.

The main recreational use is swimming. Kayaking down the lower Motueka River is also common.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 22nd, 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 February 22nd, 2022 at 4:25 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Motueka at Alexanders Br is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 1st.

Source Information

Tasman Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Tasman 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: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

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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Motueka at Alexanders Br

Motueka Valley, Tasman

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 22nd, 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 February 22nd, 2022 at 4:25 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Motueka River at Alexanders Bridge is a 10-minute drive southwest (up-river) from Motueka. There is a deep pool and rocks to jump off just upstream of the bridge.

During the peak Christmas-January period this site has between 50 and 80 visitors a day.

The main recreational use is swimming. Kayaking down the lower Motueka River is also common.

Monitoring Frequency

Motueka at Alexanders Br is sampled weekly from January 1st to March 1st.

Source Information

Tasman Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Tasman 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: https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/coastal-and-freshwater-recreation-monitoring/

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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