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

 

28 May 2022 Hei Matau Paddlers Rotohoe OKAREKA

Saturday 28 May 2022

Event/Who

Rotohoe Series (Waka Ama) / He Matau Paddlers

Time/Usage

0700 - 1500 hours

Description

Waka Ama

Lake Usage Only NO CLOSURE

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

No Events or Closures

 

No Events or Closures

 

Sat 11-Sun 12 Dec 2021 Waka Ama Activity Day ROTOITI

Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 December  2021

Event / Who 

Waka Ama Activity Days /  Hei Matua Paddlers 
 

Lake Usage Only  No Closure
Times TBC

Description

Map below shows the area to be utilised for the event

Okere Inlet - event area (png 1.4MB)

 

Confirmed Booking

There is currently a health warning.

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

5 -6 February 2022

Event / Who

Kiwanis Open Water Swim / Team Shorebreak Inc.
 

Time/Closure/Usage

Set Up  1700 hours Sat 5 Feb

Event    0800 - 1600 hours Sun 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
 

Map

Public Notice including map of closed area (pdf 296kb)

 

Confirmed 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

Partial Lake Closure, Rahuiroa Bay, TARAWERA
Set up time 0800 - 0900 hours 
Event time  2400 - 0010 hours 31/12 - 1/1/22
Pack down 0015 - 0030 hours 1/1/22

 

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.

15 May 2022 Aotearoa Dive Clean up LAKE USAGE ONLY

Sunday 15 May 2022

Event/Who

Clean up / Aotearoa Dive

Time/Usage

1000 - 1400 hours

The clean up will be occuring around the shore line.
Clean up diving takes place in the Northern Swim areas (refer map below)

Description

Dive area (marked A & B) map (pdf, 264kb)

Lake Usage Only  NO CLOSURE

Confirmed Booking

 

20-21 May 2022 Legend of the Lake Swim TIKITAPU

Fri 20-Sat 21 May 2022

Event / Who

2022 Legend of the Lake Swim Event
The Event Dudes Limited

Closure Details FULL LAKE CLOSURE

Friday 20 May 1000 - 1800 Set Up only

Saturday 21 May  0900 - 1745 Event / Pack Down

for further information go to their website  https://www.oceanswim.co.nz/events/legend-of-the-lake-rotorua/

 

Confirmed Booking

There are no health warnings.
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