Lake Wiritoa Whanganui

Lake Wiritoa Whanganui

Swimming, Boating, Picnics and BBQ facilities!

Lake Wiritoa is one of three coastal dune lakes a few minutes south of Whanganui and a major recreation area for the city. It was once known as “Dutch Lagoon”. The Wanganui Water Ski Club regularly uses the lake and host district and regional championships here and so does the Whanganui Multisport Club with dedicated active and passive recreation areas. It’s a wonderful place for a family picnic and outing on a sunny day – water skiing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming and fishing. You can also take a horse trek with Actifun Riding Stables.

Joanna Margaret Paul, a NZ visual artist, poet and film-maker and long-time Whanganui resident wrote of Lake Wiritoa “the water is ‘beautiful’,’beautiful’”.

We advise you check the condition of the water here before planning to swim!

lake wiritoa

Lake Wiritoa Whanganui
  • Family

    Lake Wiritoa is a great place to take the family for a picnic on a sunny day! There are basic BBQ’s – bring your own fire.

  • Fishing

    The lake is stocked with Rainbow Trout every year, and there is easy fishing, even for the kids!

  • Waterskiing

    There is a water ski jump in the lake – boating, canoeing and kayaking are favourites!

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316 Kaitoke Rd
Kaitoke 4572

Open all year.

i-SITE: 0800 92 64 26
Your pace
No Dogs, Parking Available, Fishing Spot, Kayaking Or Canoing, Toilets, Picnic Facilities, Family Friendly

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