The reserve is situated on the shores of Lake Rotorua just behind the Rotorua Airport and is surrounded by the revitalizing Kahikatea forest. The beach is commonly used for swimming, windsurfing and has easy access for water skiing and jet-skis.

Hannahs Bay has facilities such as:

  • A mobility playground
  • Dog exercise areas
  • Horse bridle trail
  • Large open spaces for recreational activities
  • Wheelchair-accessible wetland walkway