It is recommended recreational users allow the water to clear before using the beach again after periods of heavy rainfall.
Lee River Reserve is 10 minutes drive east of Brightwater.
During the peak periods from Christmas-February the reserve has between 400 and 500 visitors a day. The swimming hole on average attracts about 20-50 visitors a day and is also popular on warm summer week-day evenings after school or work.
The main recreational use is swimming, but kayaking is also popular at times with school and club groups.
Historic data for this site can be viewed from the Archive Data link below.
Tasman District Council has exercised all reasonable skill and care in collecting and displaying this information. However, the data is provisional, and may be incorrect until checked by staff. Data should be used with caution where there are safety, monetary, or operational consequences if the data is incorrect. Note also, the data may be changed at a later time.