Mosquito Point

Mosquito Point

Popular local swimming hole on the Whanganui River with a huge swing!

Swing is currently being repaired

A popular family swimming spot along the Whanganui River, Mosquito Point is a favourite place to be in the summer! There is ample parking, a small beach, and a large swing out over river.

A great place for all the family, pack your togs and picnic and spend a few hours enjoying the sun, sand and swing at this secret swimming spot!

Actually, it’s not that secret, as Mosquito point in Whanganui was mentioned as one of the top 10 summer swimming holes in New Zealand by AA Directions magazine in 2015. Mosquito point Whanganui – world famous in New Zealand!

As far as river swings go, they don't come much bigger and badder than Mosquito Point, Whanganui!Click To Tweet

For more ideas of how to spend your summer holiday in Whanganui, visit the Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, pick up a Visitor Guide or speak to one of the friendly staff, and become an explorer in Whanganui!

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

Mosquito Point Whanganui

  • Swing

    As far as big swings go, the swing at Mosquito point in Whanganui is right up there! We a dare you to have a go! Share your pics and videos and enjoy the fun! #visitwhanganui

  • Memories

    Create some great memories – generations of children of all ages have special memories of fun times at Mosquito Point!

  • Where To Go

    Form Whanganui city, head along the west side of the River towards Aramoho and follow the road! See the map for GPS.

  • Still curious?

    Check out our range of brochures, itineraries and other info on this and many other things to do in Whanganui! Click here!

397 Papaiti Road, Papaiti, Manawatu-Whanganui, New Zealand

All day long.

Enjoy at your own pace!

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