Lake Closures

Lake Hood will be closed on the following dates:

Full closure:

The area surrounding the lake can be used,

but boats are not allowed on the water.

Partial closure:

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.



April 20th, 2024
9.00am- 5.00pm.
- Partial Lake Closure (Northern End).
Ashburton Rowing Club - Corporate 8 Regatta.

Cancellation Day: Sunday 21st April.


April 27th-28th, 2024
9.00am- 4.00pm Daily.
- Full Lake Closure.
New Brighton Power Boat Club Regatta.




February 24th-25th, 2024
7.00am- 5.00pm Daily.
Canterbury Junior Regatta.


March 8th-10th, 2024
From 3.00pm Friday 8th until 5.00pm Sunday 10th March.
Aoraki Dragon Boats South Island Championship Regatta.




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.


Events Calendar

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.


Events Calendar

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