This year’s Easter Extravaganza, covering Lake Taupo, Rotorua/Rotoiti and Lake Tarawera was a huge success, as usual. On Good Friday participants drove to Taupo and launched at the Nukuhau Boat Ramp, then rode their skis to > Ride view the Maori Rock Carvings and the Waterfall. From there, they drove to Rotorua to the Holdens Bay Holiday Park.
On Saturday they launched at the Delta Boat Ramp at the address approx 44 Okawa Bay Road, and rode their skis through the channel, heading around Lake Rotorua, and stopping for lunch. Then they went back to Rotoiti to the “Hot Pools” for a soak.
On the Sunday everyone met at the Kariri Point Reserve at Lake Tarawera, and rode their skis around the lake and visited “Hot Water Beach”, then went back to the holiday park in Rotorua, where, on the Monday intending thrill seekers visited the Rotorua Luge and Gondolas.
Participants were asked to take note that ride preparations must be taken care of and are up to the individual, and that Jetski Registrations were a must for the event. For all jet skiing, life jackets were, of course, mandatory, and no Jetski Registration – no launching prevailed. People were asked to abide by Maritime
NZ and Marine rules, any local bylaws, along with all the rules, regulations and laws laid down by Taranaki Jetski.
People were also asked to remember to keep to 5 knots/9.25km per hour within 50m of another vessel and structures and 50m of a person in the water. Also, that they should stay right when possible at all times, and all oncoming vessels must pass to your left.