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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

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017 Kayak Regatta BL1, Canoe Racing NZ

Closure starts: Friday 13th 7am
Closure ends:  Sunday 15th 7pm

Full Lake Closure including the boat ramp, however all Passive Recreation Areas remain open

Full Lake Closure.
Confirmed Booking

Map of Tikitapu displaying closure area and all Passive Recreation Areas. PDF, 177KB

Friday 27th October 2017 Fitness Challenge involving SUP and Kayaks, Crossfit Rotorua

10am to 7.30pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

North Western Passive Recreation Area.

Set up:         10am to 2pm
Event:          3.30pm - 6.30pm
Pack Down:  6.30pm - 7.30pm

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
16-17th 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

7th January 2018 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

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

23 September 2017 Offshore Model Powerboat Race: Hamilton Model Powerboat Club

8am to 4pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Adjacent Sea Scout Hall, Rotorua Lakefront
14- 15 October 2017 Sailing Sprints Regatta, Rotorua Yacht Club

8am to 4pm

LAKE USAGE ONLY - NO CLOSURE

Adjacent Rotorua Lakefront (refer map below)

Map showing area of use (JPEG, 292KB)

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

Hannahs Bay, Rotorua

Provisional Booking

hau 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