Police are continuing to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found washed up on a Lake Rotorua shoreline.

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The woman's body was found on the eastern shore of Lake Rotorua on Friday morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ryan Yardley said inquiries were ongoing and the death was currently being treated as "unexplained".

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"We are not in a position to release the name of the woman, as we are in the process of notifying family members," he said.

Yardley said a lifelike mannequin located at the end of Owhata Rd at Hinemoa Point was not related to the incident.