Recreation information has moved to the "Can I Swim Here?" section of LAWA
This picturesque spot is a favourite for the locals, but beware of the name – take plenty of insect repellent. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the outdoor tables located on the shaded grassy area before taking a dip in the Whanganui River. There are no other amenities available at the spot. If you’re searching for directions, Google Maps will help you get there – just search Mosquito Point.
What is Horizons doing to improve the River?
Rivers have a range of things that need to be balanced to keep the water clean so its fish and plant life can survive and we can enjoy these special spots.
Horizons works to improve water quality by:
• Helping to fence off rivers and streams so stock do not get into water and contaminate it
• Helping rural land users to stop soil eroding from hills and into water
• Ensuring waste that has to go into water is properly treated to meet water quality standards
• Monitoring water that is taken out of the river so there is enough for everyone, including the fish
Our River's future
While you can enjoy the Whanganui River this summer, work needs to be done to make sure future generations will be able to swim in it too. Horizons will do this by continuing to support work that reduces the sources of sediment and bacteria getting into the river.