Of the catchment’s approximately 20,000 ha pastoral land, 75 percent is flat to rolling (0–16°), 16 percent is hill (16–26°) and 9 percent is steep (>26°).

The map below illustrates the variations in slope within the Lake Rotorua catchment.  A more detailed view can be found on the Rotorua Catchment Map which provides a useful tool to see how your property is affected by rain, soil and slope of the land.

Slope class (degrees):

0 – 7.9°
8 – 15.9°
16 – 25.9°