The district has recreation beaches, river reserves and public swimming pools.
There are no patrolled beaches, so swimmers should take extra care to consider their safety before setting out.
Think before you swim:
There are two areas on Kaiteriteri Beach reserved for swimming or other passive activities and one in the middle of the Kerr Bay beach at Lake Rotoiti during the summer months. There are no patrolled beaches, so swimmers should take extra care to consider their safety before setting out.
Some popular river swimming spots are:
The Tasman District Council has one public pool open all year round, the Richmond Aquatic Centre.
Address: 161 Salisbury Road, Richmond, Nelson
The pool is a popular summer swimming option in Motueka. It is open year-round unless it has been drained for cleaning.
Address: Everett Street, Motueka
Over the summer the following school pools will be open to the general public for supervised swimming with pool attendants on duty to ensure safe and fun swimming. There are also several other schools that make their pools available to local residents via a key system. Contact your local school for information.
The pool is open from mid December to early February from 1.00 pm–5.00 pm. Cost: not more than $3.00 per swim or you can purchase a key for season
Address: Lewis Street, Collingwood.
Phone: 03 524 8125
The pool is open daily from mid December to early February from 12.00 pm–4.00 pm. Cost: $3.00
Address: 12 Waitapu Road, Takaka
Phone: 03 525 9914