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Lake events and closures

The Rotorua Te Arawa lakes are used for events throughout the year.  Some events require full or partial lake closures.

Event guidelines and safety on lakes are covered under the Navigation Safety on the Rotorua Lakes.

For more information call the Lakes Maritime Team on 0800 884 880 or view the Bay of Plenty Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw 2010.

Click here to find out how to book a lake for an event.

Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

19th August 2017 Kayak Krazy 10k Champs, Canoe Racing New Zealand

11am to 1pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Provisional Booking Only

This event will be held on Lake Okareka (adjacent Boyes Beach), however due to high lake levels this may be transfered to Lake Tikitapu.

2nd September 2017 Masters Regatta, Bay of Plenty Rowing Association 8am to 6pm Details TBA
13th to 15th October 2017 Kayak Regatta BL1, Canoe Racing NZ Details TBA

Full Lake Closure.
Provisional Booking

28th October 2017 Rowing Regatta, Bay of Plenty Rowing Association 8am to 5pm

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

1st to 3rd December 2017 Kayak Regatta BL2, Canoe Racing NZ Details TBA

Full Lake Closure.
Provisional Booking.

16th December 2017 Half Ironman, Brand New Day Ltd Details TBA Details TBA
6th to 7th January 2018 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA Details TBA
19th to 21st January 2018 Rowing Regatta, Rotorua Rowing Club Details TBA Details TBA
17th February 2018 Legend of the Lake Swim, Quantum Events Ltd Details TBA Details TBA
24th February 2018 Bryce Newton 100 Miler Water Ski Race, NZWSRA Details TBA Details TBA
2nd to 4th March 2018 Powerboat Nationals, Lakes Powerboat Club Details TBA Details TBA
21st to 22nd April 2018 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA Details TBA

Lake Rotoma

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

Lake Okareka

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

19th August 2017 Kayak Krazy 10k Champs, Canoe Racing New Zealand

11am - 1pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Adjacent Boyes Beach

Lake Okaro 

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

Lake Okataina

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

Lake Rotorua 

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Saturday 26 August 2017 Rotohoe: Waka Ama Race, Ruamata Waka Ama Club

Race Time:  9am to 2.30pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Adjacent Hannahs Bay

(course map JPEG 100KB)

Ohau Channel

Date                     Event / Who           Time/Closure/Usage           Description                        
       

Lake Rotoiti

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

Lake Tarawera

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

16 - 18 August 2017 Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Venture School

1pm - 1pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

adjacent Hot Water Beach
23 - 25 August 2017 Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Venture School

1pm - 1pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

adjacent Hot Water Beach
29 - 31 August 2017 Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Venture School

1pm - 1pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

adjacent Hot Water Beach

Lake Rotoehu

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description