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

 

29 August 2020 10K Kayak Champs CRNZ OKAREKA

Saturday 29 August 2020

Event / Who

10K Kayak Champs, Canoe Racing NZ

Usage

Lake Usage ONLY - No Closure of lake 

Description

  • 0900 - 1530 hours  (includes set up/pack down times)
  • Boyes Beach
  • Kayak Training

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

30 August 2020 Kayak Training CRNZ TIKITAPU

Sunday 30 August 2020

Event / Who

Kayak Training, Canoe Racing NZ

Usage

Lake Usage ONLY - No Closure of lake 

Description

  • 0830 - 1500 hours  (includes set up/pack down times)
  • area of lake to be used weather/wind dependant
  • Kayak Training Sessions

Confirmed Booking  ** If weather conditions require, event may be moved to LAKE OKAREKA

Date TBC Kayak Training CRNZ TIKITAPU

Date TBC

Event / Who

Kayak Training, Canoe Racing NZ

Usage

Lake Usage ONLY - No Closure of lake 

Description

  • 0800 - 1700 hours  (includes set up/pack down times)
  • area of lake to be used weather/wind dependant
  • Kayak Training Sessions

Confirmed Booking  ** If weather conditions require, event may be moved to LAKE OKAREKA

09 -11 October 2020 BL1 CRNZ TIKITAPU

Friday 09 - Sunday 11 October 2020

Event / Who

Kayak Regatta BL1, Canoe Racing NZ
 

Time / Closure Details

Friday 0700 hrs - Sunday 1900 hrs

Lake Closure  Main body of lake closed including boat ramp

Passive areas remain open during the closure period
 

Map showing open and closed areas (pdf 195Kb)
 

Breakdown of event

Friday
Set Up:
  0700-1800 hrs

Saturday
Event:   0800-1700 hrs

Sunday
Event:   0800-1700 hrs
Pack Down   1500-1900 hrs

 

Confirmed Booking

1 November 2020 Active QT - 3D Multisport TIKITAPU

1 November 2020

Event/Who

3D / Active QT Ltd

Time/Closure/Usage

TBC

Description

Multisport event 

Provisional Booking 

 

11-13 December 2020 BL2 CRNZ TIKITAPU

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 December 2020 

Event / Who

Kayak Regatta BL2, Canoe Racing NZ
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Friday 0700 hrs - Sunday 1900 hrs /  Lake Closure
 

Description

Friday
Set Up:
  0700-1800 hrs

Saturday
Event:   0800-1700 hrs

Sunday
Event:   0800-1700 hrs
Pack Down 1500-1900 hrs

 

Provisional Booking

19 December 2020 Half Ironman TIKITAPU

Saturday 14 December  2020

Event / Who 

Half Ironman (Swim Section), Brand New Day Ltd
 

Time/Closure/Usage 
TBC

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.
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