Lake Tikitapu Scenic Reserve
Located in the Bay of Plenty region
IntroductionLocated 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.
Find things to do and places to stay Lake Tikitapu Scenic Reserve
There is a boat ramp at the northern end of the lake, with ample parking.
The beaches and surrounding grassed areas at the reserve are popular for picnics. Barbecue sites and rubbish bins are provided.
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 and keep Rotorua lakes free of pest fish
Koi carp Image: Dave West
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)