Swimming in lakes is a superb pastime in the Bay of Plenty and the regional council works to ensure lakes in the region are kept swim-safe.

Some top swimming spots in the region include:

  • Lake Rotoiti - Okawa Bay and Gisborne Point
  • Lake Tarawera - Rangiuru Bay 
  • Lake Rotoehu - Outlet at Waitangi Soda Springs 
  • Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) - main beach
  • Lake Rotorua - Mourea

 

Great lakes to explore by region

Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes programme