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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

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

Full Lake Closure
Starts Sunday 18th March: 7am
Ends:  Friday 23rd March:  6pm

Closed areas
Main Body of lake and North Western Passive Recreation Area

Open areas (passive use only) during the closure period:
North Eastern Passie area
South Eastern Passive area
Southern Passive area
South Western Passive area

The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period.

Closed areas
Main Body of lake and North Western Passive Recreation Area

Open areas (passive use only) during the closure period:
North Eastern Passie area
South Eastern Passive area
Southern Passive area
South Western Passive area

The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period.

Map showing both closed and open areas (JPEG 73KB)

Confirmed Booking

7 April 2018 XTERRA multisport (swim section), First Tier Sports Production

Saturday 7 April 2018:  8am to 2pm

8am to 2pm:    No access to boat ramp
10am to 1pm:  Main body of lake and North Eastern Passive Recreation Area closed

8am to 2pm:    No access to boat ramp
10am to 1pm:  Main body of lake and North Eastern Passive Recreation Area closed

The boat ramp will be inaccessible during this period.

Map showing layout of lake (BMP 604Kb)

Confirmed Booking

23 February 2019 Details TBA, NZWSRA Details TBA

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

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

       

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