Permissible Activities


Lake Use Management Zone Permissible Water Craft Permissible Water Activities
Zone 1
  • No recreational vessels permitted.
  • No public activities permitted.
Zone 2
  • Model yachts/model power boats  
  • Sail boards  
  • Pedal powered leisure craft  
  • Canoes, kayaks  
  • Row boats  
  • Small electric powered boats
  • Controlled water access  
  • Model boat use  
  • Small water craft hire and use  
  • Fishing from boats  
  • Foreshore fishing within designated locations 
  • Organised fishing competitions, 
  • model boating or other environmentally appropriate -events
Zone 3
  • Canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, and dragon boats for sporting events.  
  • Tour boats and Cruise boats. Vessels to comply with predetermined design and performance -criteria.  
  • Water police and Emergency response boats.  
  • Lake maintenance vessels.
  • Aquatic sporting events with prior permit.  
  • Tour and Cruise boat commercial operations by permit.  
  • Foreshore fishing within designated areas.
Zone 4
  • Canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, dragon boats for club activities and events.  
  • Small powered boats complying with predetermined design and performance criteria.  
  • Powered leisure boats complying with predetermined design and performance criteria.  
  • Ferries and Tour boats complying with predetermined vessel design and performance criteria.
  • Sports rowing and paddling training and events (permissible with a club permit but better suited to Zone 5 for other than competitions).
Zone 5
  • Model yachts/model powerboats.  
  • Pedal powered leisure craft.  
  • Small yachts and sailboards.  
  • Canoes, kayaks, row boats.  
  • Rowing skiffs, dragon boats.
  • Model sailing and power boating within designated areas. 
  • Pedal powered leisure craft hire within designated areas.  
  • Sailing within designated areas.  
  • Leisure canoeing, kayaking and row boating hire.  
  • Sports rowing and paddling training and competition events.
  • Zone 6
  • Canoes, kayaks, row boats.  
  • Small powered boats complying with predetermined design and performance criteria.  
  • Powered leisure boats complying with predetermined design and performance criteria.  
  • Marine police and Emergency response boats.  
  • Lake maintenance vessels.
  • No public access or recreational activities permissible within designated fish habitat sectors.  
  • Leisure canoeing, kayaking and row boating.  
  • Sports rowing and paddling training.  
  • Small powered hire boating.  
  • Powered leisure boating by hire - self-driven (by license) or professionally skippered.  
  • Fishing from boats.  
  • Foreshore fishing within designated areas.  
  • Special fishing competitions by permit.