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Rotorua Lakes

The Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes are popular for many forms of recreation and are a taonga to the people of Te Arawa.

Our lakes are nationally significant to New Zealanders and are treasured natural assets of great beauty.

Protecting and restoring the Rotorua Te Arawa Lake is a high priority for the Regional Council.

We are proud partners of the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme, a partnership with Rotorua District Council and Te Arawa Lakes Trust to preserve our lakes for present and future generations.

For more information about the Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes programme and information about the lakes go to

Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes - black landscape


Other Rotorua Lakes information:

Rotorua Lakes Closures

Lake Structures


For information about the Okere Gates and Ohau Weir click on the links below:



Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes - Partners landscape