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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 2017.

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

Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

1 - 3 December 2017 Kayak Regatta BL2, Canoe Racing NZ Friday Dec 1 - Sun Dec 3

Full Lake Closure.
Confirmed Booking.

16 December 2017 Half Ironman, Brand New Day Ltd Saturday:

Lake Closure
Confirmed Booking

19 - 21 January 2018 Rowing Regatta, Rotorua Rowing Club Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

16 - 17 February 2018 Legend of the Lake Swim, Quantum Events Ltd Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

24 February 2018 Bryce Newton 100 Miler Water Ski Race, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

2 - 4 March 2018 Powerboat Nationals, Lakes Powerboat Club Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

21 - 22 April 2018 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

Lake Rotoma

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

6 - 7 January 2018 NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

7 January 2018
** alternative venue if required - Lake Rotoiti

Summer Camp Swimming, Camp Quality Trust

Sunday: 2 - 4pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Details TBA

Lake Usage Only

     
24 February 2018 NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

Lake Okareka

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

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

18 - 19 November 2017 NZ Elite J19 Trials, NZ Elite J19 Boys

9am to 4pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Adjacent Hannahs Bay
19 - 21 January 2018 Jet Ski Event, Auckland Jet Ski Riders Association Details TBA

Hannahs Bay, Rotorua
Provisional Booking

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

       

Lake Rotoehu

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description