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

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

5-6 Feb 2022 Open Water Swim Team Shorebreak Inc. ROTOMA

5 -6 February 2022

Event / Who

Open Water Swim / Team Shorebreak Inc.
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Set Up  1700 hours Wed 5 Feb

Event    0800 - 1530 hours Thurs 6 Feb

Description

Water Ski Access Lane and Water Craft Area CLOSED TO PUBLIC during the above

Matahi Spit Boat Ramp REMAINS OPEN during the above
 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

31 Dec 2021 P Johnson NYrs private Fireworks Display TARAWERA

31 December 2021

Event / Who

Private Fireworks Display, P Johnson
 

Time / Closure Details

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

3-5 Dec 2021 BL2 Kayak Regatta CRNZ TIKITAPU

Friday 03 - Sunday 05 December 2021

Event / Who

Kayak Regatta BL2, 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

11-12 Dec 2021 Regatta BOP Rowing Assn TIKITAPU

11-12 December 2021

Event / Who

Rowing Regatta, BOP Rowing Association
 

Time / Closure Details

Saturday 0800 hrs -  Sunday 1530 hrs

Lake Closure Area:  

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

21-23 Jan 2022 Rowing Regatta Rotorua Rowing Club TIKITAPU

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 January 2022

 

Event / Who

Rowing Regatta / Rotorua Rowing Club
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Details to come /  Lake Closure
 

Description

Details to come


Tentative Booking

29-30 Jan 2022 Blue Lake Multisport Festival TIKITAPU

Saturday 29-Sunday 30 January 2022

Event / Who

Blue Lake Multisport Festival / RATs (Rotorua Assn of Triathletes)

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.
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