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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

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

Full Lake Closure
Saturday 24th: 7.30am - 5.30pm

The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period.  The passive Recreation areas and Southern areas of the lake will remain available and open for passive use.

Full Lake Closure

Map showing closed and open areas, JPG, 196KB)

Confirmed Booking

2 - 4 March 2018 Powerboat Nationals, Lakes Powerboat Club

Partial Lake Closure
Friday 2nd March: 12noon - 4pm
The following areas closed are: North Western Passive Recreation Area,
Main body of lake, and South Eastern Passive area
The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period.

Full Lake Closure
Saturday - Sunday 3-4 March 
9am - 4pm
The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period. 

Partial Lake Closure
Friday 2nd March: 12noon - 4pm
The following areas closed are: North Western Passive Recreation Area,
Main body of lake, and South Eastern Passive area

Full Lake Closure
Saturday - Sunday 3-4 March 
9am - 4pm

The boat ramp will be inaccessible during both closure periods.

Map showing layout of Lake (JPG, 165KB)

Course Map provided by organiser (JPG, 241KB)

Confirmed Booking

18 - 23 March 2018 National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships 2018, Te Waiariki Purea Trust Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

14 - 15 April 2018 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA
Provisional Booking

Lake Rotoma

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

       

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

       

Ohau Channel

Date                     Event / Who           Time/Closure/Usage           Description                        
       

Lake Rotoiti

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

24 February 2018 Te Tahuna Kidz TRYathlon (Swim portion), Te Tahuna Trust

Saturday: 8am to 10am

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Rotoiti, adjacent Hinehopu. Map by organiser showing swim area.(PDF 522KB)

Confirmed Booking

Lake Tarawera

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Wed - Fri  7-9 March 2018 School Trip Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Ventures

Wed 1pm to Fri 1pm

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Humphries Bay. Charlies Camp, Lake Tarawera

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Wed - Fri 14-16 March 2018 School Trip Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Ventures

Wed 1pm to Fri 1pm

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Humphries Bay, Charlies Camp, Lake Tarawera

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Wed - Fri 21-23 March 2018 School Trip Sea Kayaking, Tihoi Ventures

Wed 1pm to Fri 1pm

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Humphries Bay, Charlies Camp, Lake Tarawera

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Lake Rotoehu

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description