There are more than 110 public reserves in the Rotorua area. Rotorua Lakes Council maintains these open spaces, gardens and parks, and provides facilities like toilets, playgrounds and barbecue areas.
You can book a reserve for a sports game, or a function like family gathering, wedding ceremony or work BBQ.
Because reserves are public land, booking does not give you exclusive use of the area and you cannot discourage other people from using the reserve at the same time as you.
Rotorua Lakes Council will make sure that facilities like toilets and rubbish bins are ready for your function.
Contact Events & Venues to make an enquiry or book a reserve.
Murray Linton Rose Gardens
The Murray Linton Rose Gardens Manicured rose gardens and an expansive open area is perfect for wedding ceremonies and photographs. Power and amenities are located nearby. The Murray Linton Rose Gardens are situated on Trigg Avenue, Fenton Park.
The Ornamental Pond & Gardens in Governments Gardens is well maintained to provide year round colour and a stunning backdrop for your wedding or event.
Klamanth Falls Rose Gardens
Located within the picturesque Government Gardens, Klamanth Falls Rose Gardens are beautifully designed around a large gazebo, a lovely setting for your wedding or event. Blooms mid-November to June and is at its best during summer.
Located at the junction of Ranolf Street and Lake Road, Kuirau Park Gardens boast several picturesque areas, including a wisteria-covered bridge, well cared for gardens and manicured lawns.
Rotorua has many beautiful lakes that are popular for a number of activities including fishing, swimming, sailing and skiing.
Some of the reserves around those lakes make ideal venues for events. For help and advice on what lake or reserve would suit your event.
The Rotorua's spectacular Redwood forest is only five minutes drive from the centre of the city.
Known across the world for its variety and quality of mountain biking tracks, it is also a fabulous place to go walking, running and horse riding and is host to a number of events throughout the year.
Visit Redwood Forest for more information on one of the city’s greatest treasures.
Rotorua has a number of excellent locations that are regularly used for activity and events. The most popular being Te Manawa meaning 'The Heart', in the heart of the city centre.
To find a suitable inner city location for your event, contact the Inner City Operations Supervisor