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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

     
12 - 14 October 2018

Kayak Regatta BL1, Canoe Racing NZ

Start: 7am Friday 12th

Ends: 6pm Sunday 14th

Main body of lake closed, passive areas open

Confirmed Booking

27 October 2018 Details TBA, BOP Rowing Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

2 November 2018 Fitness Challenge, Crossfit Rotorua Ltd

Details TBA

NO CLOSURE Lake usage only

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2018

Kayak Regatta BL2, Canoe Racing NZ

Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

14 - 15 December 2018 Half Ironman, Brand New Day Ltd Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

18 - 20 January 2019 Rowing Regatta, Rotorua Rowing Club Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

26 - 27 January 2019 Blue Lake Multisport Festival, Rotorua Association of Triathletes Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

11 - 19 February 2019 Bomb Comp/Flochella, NZ Bomb Comp Ltd Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

23 February 2019 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

1 - 3 March 2019 Powerboat Nationals, Lakes Powerboat Club Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

16 March 2019 Legend of the Lake Swim, Quantum Events Ltd Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

24 - 30 March 2019 National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships 2019, Te Waiariki Purea Trust Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

6 April 2019 XTERRA, First Tier Productions Ltd Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

Lake Rotoma

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

21 - 22 September 2018 Rotoma Tiger Trout Hunt Fishing Competition, Rotoma Rotoehu Community Association

Start: 3pm 21st -  Ends 3pm 22nd.

NO CLOSURE Lake usage only

Start: 3pm 21st -  Ends 3pm 22nd.

NO CLOSURE Lake usage only

12 - 13 January 2019 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

5 - 6 February 2019 Open Water Swim, Kiwanis Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

Lake Okareka

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

18 August 2018 10K Champs, Canoe Racing NZ

11am to 1pm

NO CLOSURE Lake usage only

11am to 1pm

Confirmed Booking

Lake Okaro 

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

8 - 10 March 2019 Barefoot Waterski Competition, Barefoot Water Ski Club

Details TBA

 

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

Lake Okataina

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

10 March 2019 Open Water Swim, Rotary Club of Rotorua Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

Lake Rotorua 

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

17 June - 8 July 2018

 

Waka Ama Worlds Championships Training,Hei Matau Paddlers

Waka Ama Training for World Championships.
NO CLOSURE
Lake Usage Only

Adjacent Porakau Bay, based from Haumoana Street. Short course to run parallel with shoreline staying well within 200m from shore zone. 

(Map showing exact location  pdf, 161kb)

 

11 August 2018

 

Waka Ama Race (Te Rotohoe), Ruamata Waka Ama Club

6.30am to 2.30pm

NO CLOSURE
Lake Usage Only

Adjacent Hannah's Bay Reserve

(Map showing course pdf, 101KB).

22 September 2018 Rotorua 100 Offshore Model Power Boat Race, Hamilton Model Power BOat Club

8am to 4pm

NO CLOSURE
Lake Usage Only

Adjacent Scout Hall, Lakefront TBC

Provisional Booking

27 October 2018 Auckland Jet Ski Riders Association Details. TBC

Hannahs Bay.
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