Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake)

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Located near Rotorua, Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) is popular with water skiers, swimmers and boaties. You can follow an easy walking track that circles around the lake.

Place overview


  • Toilets


  • Boating
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Walking and tramping

Find things to do and places to stay Lake Tikitapu Scenic Reserve

About this place

Know before you go

Dogs, horses, vehicles (including bicycles and motorbikes), fires, removal of plants or animals, camping and hunting are not permitted in the scenic reserve.

Stop the spread of Rotorua pest fish brochure.
Stop the spread of Rotorua pest fish brochure (PDF, 1,110K)

Stop the spread and keep Rotorua lakes free of pest fish

Report any sightings of koi carp (3-70 cm) or catfish (3-40 cm). Other fish of particular concern are rudd and gambusia.

You can help by photographing any specimens caught and forwarding to your local DOC office and by following Check Clean Dry protocols.

Invasive species are a problem because they reduce water quality and can compete with native species and trout.

For further information or to report suspicious fish, contact your local DOC office or phone 0800 DOC HOT (0800 362 468).


Rotorua Office
Phone:   +64 7 349 7400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   99 Sala Street
Rotorua 3010
Postal Address:   PO Box 1146
Rotorua 3040
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