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 and return as directed.

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

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.

10 March 2019

Event / Who

Open Water Swim, Rotary Club of Rotorua

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Closures

There are no health warnings.

8 - 10 March 2019

Event / Who

Barefoot Waterski Competition, Barefoot Water Ski Club

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Closures

There are no health warnings.

No Closures

There are no health warnings.

12 - 13 January 2019

Event / Who

Blue Lake Multisport Festival, Rotorua Association of Triathletes

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA, NZWSRA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

5 - 6 February 2019

Event / Who

Open Water Swim, Kiwanis

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

31 December 2018 - 1 January 2019

Event / Who

New Years Eve Fireworks Display (Glo Festival), Falconer Enterprises

Time/Closure/Usage

Set up: TBC

Display: 9.30pm - 10pm

Pack Down: TBC

Description

Adjacent Lakefront

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Closures

There is currently a health warning.

31 December 2018 - 1 January 2019

Event / Who

Private New Years Eve Tarawera Fireworks Display

Time/Closure/Usage

Display: 2400 - 0010 hours

Set up: 0800 - 0900 hours

Pack Down: 0010 - 0030 hours

Description

Adjacent Rahuiroa Bay

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

18 - 20 January 2019                                                                                

 

Event Rowing Regatta
Who Rotorua Rowing Club
Details
 

Full Closure

South East and North Eastern Areas
open for passive use only

Adjacent Map shows both open (white)
and closed (shaded) areas

Starts 1600 hours - Friday 18 January 2019   
Ends 1730 hours - Sunday 20 January 2019 
Status Confirmed Booking

 

 

26 - 27 January 2019

Event / Who

Blue Lake Multisport Festival, Rotorua Association of Triathletes

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

11 - 19 February 2019

Event / Who

Bomb Comp/Flochella, NZ Bomb Comp Ltd

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

23 February 2019

Event / Who

Details TBA, NZWSRA

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

1 - 3 March 2019

Event / Who

Powerboat Nationals, Lakes Powerboat Club

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

16 March 2019

Event / Who

Legend of the Lake Swim, Quantum Events Ltd

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

24 - 30 March 2019

Event / Who

National Secondary Schools Waka Ama Championships 2019, Te Waiariki Purea Trust

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

6 April 2019

Event / Who

XTERRA, First Tier Productions Ltd

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA

Description

Details TBA

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

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