Road Closures


Temporary road closures

Scroll down to view current and upcoming road closures.

Expect Cyclists on these roads and please drive courteously. (Share with care)

Cycling Rotorua District Council
24 Feb 2019

Time of event: 7am to 3pm
Cycle race on various roads including: Waikaukau, Whirinaki Valley, Nicholson, Twist, Rehi, Waikite Valley, Totara, Poutakataka, Mangatete, Te Weta, Hossack, Hossack extn, Corbett, River Plate, Tumunui and Bryce Roads.

Map of the cycle race route

Paradise Valley Road - emergency repair works


Paradise Valley Road is now open to through traffic. Please note the road is down to one lane only so take care when travelling in this area.


Ironman NZ

Saturday 2 March 2019

Time of closure: 6am to 4pm  
Roads closed: Broadlands Road (Reporoa village roundabout to Rotorua council boundary south of Ohaaki Road)


Motorsport BOP - Dual Rallysprint

Sunday 3 March 2019 

Time of closure: 7.30am to 5pm
Roads closed: Manawahe Road (from Pongakawa Valley Road (Rotorua district) to Rendall Road (Whakatane district)

Objections must be received by 4pm Wednesday 31 January 2019

Crankworx Cycling Festival

Wednesday 20 March to Sunday 24 March 2019

Time of closure: 7am to 7pm 
Roads closed: Mountain Road (access for residents and Aorangi Peak only)

Please be aware this is a major event and some localised congestion of the surrounding roading network (Skyline Rotorua) is expected during event start and finish times.


Saturday 6 April 2019

Time of closure: 6.30am to 6pm
Roads closed: Tarawera Road (between both ends of Okareka Loop Road)

Proposed road closures

Under the Local Government Act 1974 schedule 10 Council is required to give notice of proposed road closure at least 42 days prior to the proposed closure.

Any person objecting to a proposed closure is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof.  Any objection shall be in writing and shall be received by 4 pm on the specified date of closure.

Should a decision to close the road(s) named above be confirmed a Public Notice shall be given.

Any objections are to be lodged in writing to either:

Rotorua Lakes Council,
Private Bag 3029,
Rotorua 3046
Attention: Road Corridor Manager
Rotorua Lakes Council
1061 Haupapa Street
Rotorua 3010
Attention: Road Corridor Manager

Lakeside Concert

Saturday 9 March 2019

Time of closure: 6am to 3pm
Roads closed: 
Whakaue St - From Fenton St to Tutanekai St 
Memorial Dr - From Whakaue St 
Lakefront Dr - From Memorial Dr Roundabout to part way towards Lake Rd.
Tutanekai St - From Lake Rd Roundabout to Whakaue St 

Time of closure: 3pm - midnight
Roads closed
Fenton St - From Pukaki St North. 
Pukaki St - From Fenton St to Hinemaru St 
Hinemaru St - From Arawa St North 
Whakaue St - From Hinemaru St to Rangiuru St 
Memorial Dr - From Whakaue St 
Lakefront Dr - From Lake Rd Roundabout to Memorial Dr Roundabout 
Tutanekai St - From Lake Rd Roundabout to Whakaue St 

Objection must be received by 4pm Monday 18 February 2019

Pipe Band Championships 2019

Saturday 16 March 2019

Time of closure: 9am to 12.30pm​
Roads closed: 
Memorial Dr - From roundabout at Lakefront and into Whakaue St
Whakaue St / Hinemaru St - From corner Fenton St / Memorial Dr to Pukaki St corner

Objections must be received by 4pm Monday 18 February 2019


Page reviewed: 13 Feb 2019 1:33pm