Dog Exercise Areas
All dogs in public places must be on a lead NOT longer than 2 metres in length, held by a person capable of restraining the dog, unless they are in an area set aside as a Dog Exercise Area.
Dogs are not permitted in the central business district (CBD) which is comprised of:
- All of Tutanekai, Hinemaru, Amohia, Whakaue, Pukaki, Arawa, Haupapa Streets.
- Fenton Street from Victoria Street intersection to Whakaue Street intersection
- Pukuatua Street from Ranolf Street to Hinemaru Street
- Hinemoa Street from Ranolf Street to Hinemaru Stsreet
- Eruera Street from Ranolf Street to Hinemaru Street
- Amohau Street from Ranolf Street to Hinemaru Street
Council provides several areas where you can exercise your dog off the lead but you must still be able to control it as if it were on a lead. If you can control your dog with a whistle, you may exercise it off a lead.
Remember, though, that dogs are not allowed in any children's play areas.
Dog Exercise Areas Brochure - PDF (this includes parks where you cannot walk your dog)
Dog Exercise Area Maps - PDF (full document)
The table below lists areas where you can exercise your dog off its lead.
Access from Aquarius Drive and Capricorn Place.
Access off Kawaha Point Road
Access off Carlton, Wylie, Duncan and Ranolf streets
Access off Corlett or Konene streets
Access off Wingrove and Coulter roads
Located between Devon Street West (opposite the international stadium) and the banks of Utuhina Stream
Access off Bell, Fairview and Park roads
Excluding that part of the Reserve situated to the West of the North-Eastern drain and bounded by the lake foreshore to the North, Willow Avenue to the West and the wetland area to the South, and further excluding all playground areas and all barbecue areas within the reserve and excluding that area used by the Rotorua Pony Club for events when an organised event is in progress.
From the Dog Obedience clubrooms south to Lake Road, and bounded by Bennetts Road and the old railway line. Access from 10 Bennetts Road.
From the Kuirau Park Access Road north to Lake Road, bounded by Ranolf Street and the residential boundaries of Tarewa Road. Dogs must be on a leash.
Access off Springfield Road, McDowell Street and Otonga Road
Access off Larcy and Lynbert roads
Access from Edmund Road, Kamahi Place and Homedale Street
Access off McIntyre Avenue and Marguerita Street
Access off Morey Street
Access off Reeme Street Reserve, from Reeme Street to fence approx 50 metres south of Taui Street
Access off Western Road
Area from model railway clubrooms to Telecom entrance
Access Between Sunset Primary and Intermediate schools, adjacent to Otomatea Stream
Access off Fenton Street
Access off Simmonds Crescent, Day Place and Tihi Road
Access off Icarus Place, Pegasus Drive, Castor Place, Helena Place and Orion Street
Scion Nursery Archives
Access off Tītokorangi Drive (formerly Long Mile Road), opposite side to The Redwoods (dogs must be on leash within the Redwoods forest and on tracks). This area is private land made available by Scion for the public to use as an off lead dog exercise area. Like a public area, all RLC dog control and registration by-laws apply.