The ownership of the beds of 14 Te Arawa Lakes has been vested in Te Arawa Lakes Trust. These lakes are:
Rotorua | Rotoiti | Rotoehu | Rotomā | Ōkataina | Tikitapu | Ōkareka | Tarawera | Rotomahana | Rerewhakaaitu | Ngāhewa | Ngāpouri | Tutaeinanga | Ōkaro
If you are planning to run a commercial operation, build a jetty or film an area on a Te Arawa lake, you must first seek the permission of Te Arawa Lakes Trust. Te Papa Ahurewa will be processing requests for permission to undertake any of these activities.