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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 2010.

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

Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Saturday 18th February 2017

Open Water Swim (NZ Ocean Series);        Quantum Events Ltd

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Full Lake Closure including the boat ramp.   

Full lake Closure.
(Map showing layout of lake/areas, jpeg 144.1Kb)
Confirmed Booking

Saturday 25th February 2017

Waterski Racing;               NZ Water Ski Racing Assn

Saturday: 7am to 5.30pm

Full Lake Closure including the boat ramp.  Areas remaining open during this time (for passive use only) are the Passive Recreation areas and Southern areas of the lake.

 

Full Lake Closure.

(Map showing closed and open areas, jpg 196KB)

Confirmed Booking

Sunday 26th March  to Friday 31st March 2017

National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Regatta 2017;  Te Waiariki Purea Trust

Details TBA

 

Full Lake Closure.
Provisional Booking

Lake Rotoma

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Friday 10th March 2017 Swimming, Whakatane Intermediate School

11am to 4pm

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Adjacent Matahi Spit.

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Provisional Booking

Saturday 11th March 2017 Rotohoe, Ruamata Waka Ama Club

6.30am to 2.30pm

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Map to come,

NO CLOSURE, LAKE USAGE ONLY

Provisional Booking

Lake Okareka

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

March 19th 2017

Radio Control sailboating Round Robin Series, Tauranga Radio Sailing Club

Details TBA

No Closure LAKE USAGE ONLY

No closure,
Lake Usage Only
Provisional Booking

Lake Okaro 

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Thursday 17th through to  Sunday 19th March 2017

NZ National Water Ski Championships, Lake Rerewhakaaitu Barefoot Waterski Club

Details TBA

Full Lake Closure

Lake Okaro (png, 32Kb).

Provisional Booking

Lake Okataina

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description

Saturday-Sunday 11th-12th
March 2017

Swim the Lake Series Open Water Swim; Rotary Club of Rotorua, Swim Rotorua and Rotorua Lakes Council

Saturday: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Sunday: 2.30 - 5:30pm

Boat ramp will remain open and available during the event.

Partial Lake Closure (North Western area of lake adjacent boat ramp). 

(Map of Okataina showing closure area, pdf 556KB)

Boat ramp will remain open and available during the event.

Provisional Booking

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

       

Lake Rotoehu

Date

Event / Who

Time/Closure/Usage

Description