Lake Hood will be closed on the following dates:
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.
November 19th, 2022
9.00am - 3.30pm.
- Full Lake Closure.
The New Brighton Power Boat Club Race Day.
April 8th & 9th, 2023
8.00am- 5.00pm daily.
- Full Lake Closure.
Ashburton Rowing Club,
University Rowing Champs.
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 ChCh 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.
• August 7th, 2022. South Island Half Marathon – Lake open to public.
• November 19th, 2022. New Brighton Power Boat Club Race Day – FULL CLOSURE 9.00am - 3.30pm.
• January 29th, 2023. Kite Day - Lake open to public.
• April 1st & 2nd, 2023. Canterbury Regional Waterski Championships - Tournament Site - Lake open to public.
• April 8th & 9th, 2023. Ashburton Rowing Club, University Rowing Champs – FULL CLOSURE. 8.00am- 5.00pm daily.
• April 8th & 9th, 2023. National regatta of the Remote Controlled Power Boat Assn.