Rabbit Island Back Beach - Swimming Water Quality

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Enterococci Results for the 2017-2018 Season

Water Temperature for the 2017-2018 season

It is recommended recreational users allow the water to clear before using the beach again after periods of heavy rainfall.

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About Rabbit Island Back Beach

The back beach at Rabbit Island forms part of the Waimea Inlet. The beach is about 15 minutes north-west of Richmond. Turn off State Highway 60 onto Redwood Road.

During the peak Christmas-January period the beach has between 30 and 60 visitors a day.

The main activity is waterskiing.

The water is only deep enough for water skiing for 1.5-2 hours each side of high tide. 

Historic data for this site can be viewed from the Archive Data link below.

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Map of Site Location

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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.