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 Closures

There are no health warnings.

Saturday 17 August 2019

Event / Who

10K Kayak Champs, Canoe Racing NZ

Time/Closure/Usage

1100 - 1400 hrs / Lake Usage - No Closure

Description

Based from Boyes Beach

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

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 are no health warnings.

No Closures

There are no health warnings.

Saturday 10 August 2019

Event/Who

Rotohoe 3: Te Rotoiti  /  Ruamata Waka Ama Club

Time/Closure/Usage

0830 - 1300 hrs / Lake Usage - No Closure

Description

Start and End at Korokitewao Bay  Course Map  (pdf, 370kb)

Confirmed Booking

 

There are no health warnings.

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 February 2020

Event / Who

Open Water Swim / Kiwanis 
 

Time/Closure/Usage

TBC
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.

Saturday 28 September 2019

Event/Who

Rotorua 100 Remote Control Offshore Power Boat Racing, Hamilton Model Power Boat Club

Time/Closure/Usage

0900 - 1600 hrs / Lake Usage only - No Closure

Description

Start and End at old Scout Hall area, Rotorua Lakefront

Provisional Booking

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 Closures

There are no health warnings.

Wed 21 - Fri 23  August 2019

Wed 28 - Fri 30 August 2019

Event/Who

Sea Kayaking / Tihoi Venture School

Time/Closure/Usage

1100 - 1300 hrs / Lake Usage - No Closure

Description

Rangiuru Bay to Puna Bay Return

Confirmed Booking

Tues 3 - Thurs 5 September  2019

Event/Who

Sea Kayaking / Tihoi Venture School

Time/Closure/Usage

1100 - 1300 hrs / Lake Usage - No Closure

Description

Rangiuru Bay to Puna Bay Return

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

Sunday 6 October 2019

Event / Who

Dragon Boat Regatta,  BOP Dragon Boat Club
 

Time/Closure/Usage

0830 -1700 hrs / Lake Closure
 

Description

Set Up:           
0700 - 0830 hrs
Event:             
0830 - 1530 hrs
Pack Dowm: 
1530 - 1700 hrs

 

Provisional Booking

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 October 2019

Event / Who

Kayak Regatta BL1, 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   1700-1900 hrs

 

Provisional Booking

Saturday 2 November 2019

Event / Who

BOP Rowing Assn / 1000m Rowing Regatta
 

Time/Closure/Usage

0800 - 1800 hrs /  Lake Closure
 

Description

Set Up: 
0800 - 1000 hrs
Event: 
1000 - 1700 hrs
Pack Down
1700 - 1800 hrs

 

Provisional Booking

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 December 2019

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 1700-1900 hrs

 

Provisional Booking

Monday 9 December 2019

Event / Who

Kayak Workshop Training,  Canoe Racing NZ
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Friday 0700 hrs - Sunday 1900 hrs /  Lake Usage Only  NO CLOSURE
 

Description

0900 - 1600 hours

Provisional Booking

Saturday 14 December  2019

Event / Who 

Half Ironman (Swim Section), Brand New Day Ltd
 

Time/Closure/Usage 

Times 0515 hrs - 0800 hrs
 

Description

North Western Passive area.   

(Map showing closed and open areas docx, 58KB)

Remainder of lake including boat ramp should be open and available during the closure.  TBC
 

Provisional Booking

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

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

Saturday 25-Sunday 26 January 2020

Event / Who

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

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

Friday 14 -  Sunday 16 February 2020

Event / Who

Powerboat Racing / Lakeland Powerboat Club

 

Time/Closure/Usage

Times TBC /  Lake Closure
 

Description

TBC

 

Provisional Booking

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

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

Event / Who

Multisport  XTERRA 

 

Time/Closure/Usage

Details TBA / Lake Closure

 

Description

TBA

 

Provisional Booking

There are no health warnings.
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