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Lake Wiritoa, a 10-minute drive from Whanganui city centre on State Highway 3 south, is perfect for swimming as well as jetskiing, boating and canoeing, or just hanging out with a book or having a picnic.
The Whanganui District Council has no jurisdiction over the rules on the water. We encourage users of Lake Wiritoa to adhere to Maritime NZ guidelines.
The most important guidelines to
remember are that people must not exceed a speed of 5 knots (a fast walking
speed) if they are:
Wiritoa will be closed on the following dates for Water Ski Club events during
the 2019/20 season.
Zealand Tournament Water Ski Association Elite Coaching
18 January 2019
Wanganui Water Ski
Club Goldstar Tournament
Masters Games Slalom Tournament
Closes for Duck Shooting
28 April 2019
New Zealand Tournament Water Ski AssociationNationals
5-13 April 2020
The reserve area will be open to the public throughout the season. No closures will take place over the Christmas and New Year period.