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.

To book an event requiring full or partial lake closure please fill out the Aquatic Event Application Form.

To book an event where lake closure is not required please fill out the Lake and Harbour Usage Form.

Applications require a map defining the lake area required for the event.  To download a map to attach to your application please click on the lake name or area.

For more information please read the Rotorua Lake Closures Guidelines 2011.

Maps: Lake Ōkāreka​Lake RotoruaBeaumont RoadRotorua LakefrontHannahs BayHamuranaLake Rotomā​HamuranaMatahi SpitLake RotoitiLake RotoehuBlue Lake / TikitapuLake Ōkataina​ and Lake Tarawera.

No Events or Closures

 

28 May 2022 Hei Matau Paddlers Rotohoe OKAREKA

Saturday 28 May 2022

Event/Who

Rotohoe Series (Waka Ama) / He Matau Paddlers

Time/Usage

0700 - 1500 hours

Description

Waka Ama

Lake Usage Only NO CLOSURE

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

10 July 2022 Hei Matau Paddlers ROTOITI (Hinehopu)

Saturday 10 July 2022

Event/Who

Rotohoe Series (Waka Ama) / He Matau Paddlers

Time/Usage

0700 - 1500 hours

Description

Waka Ama

Lake Usage Only NO CLOSURE

Tentative Booking

There is currently a health warning.

No Events or Closures

 

23-24 June 2022 Matariki ROTORUA Motutara boat ramp (Sulphur Pt)

Thursday 23 June - Friday 24 June 2022

Event 

Matariki Event

Time/Closure/Usage

1700 hrs Thursday - 0900 hrs Friday

Description

Hatupatu Drive will be closed allowing no access to Motutara boat ramp (Sulphur Point)

Lake users can access the other boat ramps: Reeme Rd, Hamurana, Hannahs Bay.

Confirmed Booking

24 June 2022 Hei Matau Paddlers ROTORUA (Hannahs Bay)

Saturday 24 June 2022

Event/Who

Rotohoe Series (Waka Ama) / He Matau Paddlers

Time/Usage

0700 - 1500 hours

Description

Waka Ama

Lake Usage Only NO CLOSURE

Confirmed Booking

23 July 2022 Hei Matau Paddlers ROTORUA (Kouramawhitiwhiti)

Saturday 23 July 2022

Event/Who

Rotohoe Series (Waka Ama) / He Matau Paddlers
Kouramawhitiwhiti (Rotorua Lakefront)

Time/Usage

0700 - 1500 hours

Description

Waka Ama

Lake Usage Only NO CLOSURE

Tentative Booking

23-24 July 2022 Jet Ski Racing AJSRA ROTORUA (Hannahs Bay)

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 July 2022 

Event / Who

Jetski Enduro Racing - Lake Rotorua Winter Watercross / AJSRA (Auckland Jetski Racing Assn)

Time/Closure

Sat 23rd 1500 hrs - Set up

Course in place overnight

Sun 24th 1030 hrs - 1430 hrs - Event
Sun 24th 1430 - 1530 hrs - Pack down

Description

Based at Hannahs Bay, Lake Rotorua
Hannahs Bay Boat ramp and water ski access lane CLOSED

Map from Public Notice showing closure area, Hannahs Bay (pdf 234Kb)

Event Confirmed 

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

29 Oct 2022 Rowing Regatta BOP Rowing Assn TIKITAPU

29 October 2022

Event / Who

Rowing Regatta, BOP Rowing Association

Time / Closure Details

TBC
 

Provisional Booking

Sat 17 Dec 2022 Half Ironman 2022 TIKITAPU

Saturday 17 December  2022

Event / Who 

Half Ironman (Swim Section), Brand New Day Ltd

Time/Closure/Usage 

5:15 - 7:30 am (TBC)

Description

Partial Closure (TBC)

Link to map and swim course below

Half Ironman 2022 event (link TBC)

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.
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