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

 

28 - 30 March 2020 Barefoot Waterski Comp BWClub OKARO

28 - 30 March 2020

Event / Who

Barefoot Waterski Competition, Barefoot Water Ski Club

 

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA / Lake Closure

 

Description

TBA

 

Provisional Booking

There is currently a health warning.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

11-12 Jan 2020 NZWSRA ROTOMA

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 January 2020

Event / Who

Waterski Racing Event / NZWSRA (NZ Water Ski Racing Assn)
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Saturday 0700 hrs - Sunday 1730 hrs /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

6 Feb 2020 Kiwanis OWS ROTOMA

6 February 2020

Event / Who

Open Water Swim / Kiwanis 
 

Time/Closure/Usage

TBC
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

21-22 March 2020 Waterski Racing NZWSRA ROTORUA

Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 March 2020

Event / Who

Waterski Racing / NZWSRA (NZ Waterski Racing Assn)

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure

Description

Based at Sulphur Point, Lake Rotorua

TBC

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

17-19 Jan 2020 Rowing Regatta RRC TIKITAPU

Friday 17 - Sunday 19 January 2020

Event / Who

Rowing Regatta / Rotorua Rowing Club
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Friday 1600 hrs - Sunday 1800 hrs /  Lake Closure
 

Description

Public Notice available here (pdf, 200Kb)



Confirmed Booking

25 -26 Jan 2020 Blue Lake Multisport RATs TIKITAPU

Saturday 25-Sunday 26 January 2020

Event / Who

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

Time/Closure/Usage

Public Notice with details of event word doc 156Kb /  Lake Closure
 

Description

check public notice above

 

Confirmed Booking

14-16 Feb 2020 Lakeland PowerBoat Racing TIKITAPU

Friday 14 -  Sunday 16 February 2020

Event / Who

Powerboat Racing / Lakeland Powerboat Club

 

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

22-23 Feb 2020 NZWSRA TIKITAPU

Saturday 22- Sunday 23 February 2020

Event / Who

Waterski Racing / NZWSRA (NZ Waterski Racing Assn)
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

20-22 Mar 2020 Legend of the Lake Quantum Events TIKITAPU

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 March 2020

Event / Who

Legend of the Lake / Quantum Events 
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

4 April 2020 Multisport XTERRA TIKITAPU

4 April 2020

Event / Who

Multisport  XTERRA 

 

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA / Lake Closure

 

Description

TBA

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.
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