DOC administers 6 campsites in the Rotorua District including the Lake Okareka Campground off Millar Road. All of these campsites are governed by the Reserves Act which does not permit dogs. The Wildlife Act, the Conservation Act and the Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) dog control bylaws also prohibit dogs from these areas.
DOC is currently working with campsite managers across the district to make sure signage, web content and visitor information is consistent with legislation.
RLC administer a number of public spaces that are designated dog exercise areas. Further information can be found at www.rdc.govt.nz. A fact sheet relating to dogs in conservation areas is available from firstname.lastname@example.org .