Horizons Regional Council issued a Public Health Warning on 25 November, declaring Waitārere Beach and other local swim spots unsuitable for swimming, water activities and kai collection. Keep an eye on Horizons Regional Council’s website for any updates.View LAWA’s Can I swim here? page
View the Horizons Regional Council website
Level 1 water restrictions are in place for Levin and Ōhau until further notice.
View the Public Notice
A local purpose reserve just off State Highway 1, Parikawau Reserve lies next to the Ōhau River. Though most of the reserve is under private lease, there is a large parking area with picnic tables where self-contained vehicles are welcome to camp year-round, provided a permit is obtained.
34 Parakawau Road, 5570 View Map
34 Parakawau Road ,