Lake Hood will be closed on the following dates:
March 25th 2021 from 8.00am – March 28th 2021 until 5.00pm Northern end closure for the
New Zealand Dragonboat Champs.
June 5th 2021 from 12.00pm-5.00pm
June 6th 2021 from 8.00am-5.00pm
Queens Birthday weekend. Full lake closure for South Island Masters Rowing Championship.
The area surrounding the lake can be used,
but boats are not allowed on the water.
During certain events, the lake may be partially
closed. In this instance, please keep clear of these areas.
Open to the public:
On all other days, the lake is open to the public.
A year-round calendar of events provides an ever-changing range of entertainment and activity for the community.
With an eight lane international specification rowing course, international water ski course, jet skiing area and plenty of room to either swim, leisure boat, windsurf, or kayak, there are any number of activities for active people of all ages.
There are also scheduled events on the lake adding to the vibrant waterside lifestyle, including waterskiing and sailing classes, national rowing regattas and kayaking championships, dragon-boat racing and swimming competitions.
Lake Hood is an exciting destination for a wide range of community events and competitions on the water, from rowing regattas to waterskiing.
Lake Hood Waterski Club nights will be held each week on a Wednesday from 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
If weather is unsuitable the postponement is to the Thursday night. This will begin after Ch Ch Show weekend for the 2019/ 2020 season. If you would like to ski - look on the Lake Hood Waterski Clubs Facebook page as we have posted the latest newsletter for Lake Hood Waterski clubs events. Under the heading Club Night roster it shows the boat drivers’ contact details so you can phone them to
make a booking. A casual set is $30.
Ashburton Sailing Club night on Wednesdays (for adults) from 6.30pm at the South end of Lake Hood. (Over summer from October)
Ashburton Sailing Club Youth Programme on Sundays between 11.00am-1.00pm at the new extension of Lake Hood. Begins October 2019 and operates in both the 4th and 1st school terms.
• April 2020 Please check back for upcoming event notices.
• August 2nd 2020 South Island Half Marathon.
• March 25-28th 2021 New Zealand Dragon Boat Championships – northern end closure from 8.00am March 25th until 5.00pm March 28th.
• June 5th-6th 2021 South Island Masters Rowing Championship – full lake closure – Saturday June 5th, 12.00pm-5.00pm. And Sunday June 6th 8.00am-5.00pm.
Queens Birthday weekend.