Boat ramps

Northland has a large number of public boat ramps and launching facilities.

Our Boating in Northland Booklet contains harbour maps displaying marinas, pump-out facilities, boat ramps, waterski lanes and DOC marine reserves.

East coast

Harbour maps - east coast

Go to the east coast harbour maps to find the location of a boat ramp in your area

Bay of Islands

  • Opito Bay: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Ōpua: Due to the current marina development, there is limited space and parking at this ramp until approximately April 2016. We recommend using the Waitangi ramp in the meantime.
  • Rangitane: Concrete to low water, fair parking.
  • Russell: Concrete to low water, fair parking.
  • Tapeka Point: Concrete to low water, poor parking.
  • Waipapa: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Waitangi (above bridge): Concrete to low water, good parking.

Doubtless Bay

  • Mangonui (Mill Bay): Concrete to low water, reasonable parking.
  • Taipa (below bridge): Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Taipa (above bridge): Sealed, gives access to beach, poor parking.
  • Tokerau Beach: Timber from road to mean high water, good parking.

Houhora Harbour

  • Pukenui (Gamefish Club): Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Houhora Heads (Motor Camp): Concrete giving access to beach, reasonable parking.

Mangawhai Harbour

  • Mangawhai Heads: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Mangawhai South: Metal, from end of main street to foreshore, poor parking.

Ngunguru and Tutukaka

  • Ngunguru Central: Concrete near Norfolk pine stump, parking fair, access to beach only.
  • Kowharewa Bay: Concrete, gives access to beach, good parking.
  • Tutukaka: Concrete to low water, good parking.

Pataua Harbour

  • Pataua North: metal, gives access to beach, reasonable parking.
  • Pataua South: concrete to low water, good parking. 

Rangaunu Harbour

  • Kaimaumau: access to beach, good parking to end road, East Beach.
  • Unahi: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Rangiputa: access to beach, little parking.

Waipu

  • Waipu River: Metal, by Waipu Boating Club, poor parking.

Whananaki

  • Whananaki South: Metal, gives access to beach.
  • Whananaki North: Metal, gives access to beach, good parking.

Whangārei Harbour

  • Limeburners Creek: Concrete, poor parking.
  • Marsden Cove Marina: Concrete to low water, excellent parking.
  • One Tree Point: Concrete to low water, fair parking.
  • Oakleigh: Concrete to low water, fair parking.
  • Onerahi: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Parua Bay: Concrete to low water, excellent parking.
  • Tamaterau: Metal, giving access to beach, fair parking.
  • Reotahi: Concrete, small, giving access to beach, poor parking.
  • Urquharts Bay: Concrete to half tide, poor parking.

Whangaroa Harbour

  • Totara North: Concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Whangaroa (Ratcliffs Bay): Concrete to low water, good parking.

Whangaruru Harbour

  • Whangaruru, Tematateatai Point: Metal, at end of Whangaruru Wharf Road, poor parking.

 

West coast

Harbour maps - west coast

Go to the west coast harbour maps to find the location of a boat ramp in your area

Hokianga Harbour

  • Horeke: Concrete to half tide, poor parking.
  • Kohukohu: Concrete, adjacent to wharf, poor parking.
  • Koutu Point: Metal, fair parking.
  • Narrows: Concrete, used for ferry, good parking.
  • Omapere: Concrete, poor parking.
  • Opononi: Concrete to low tide, poor parking.
  • Rawene: Concrete, good parking.

Kaipara Harbour

  • Kelly's Bay: Concrete, fair parking.
  • Ruawai Boating Club: Concrete, privately owned, good parking.
  • Tinopai (by wharf): Concrete, good parking.
  • Tinopai (by motorcamp): Shingle, good parking.

 

Cleaning your boat

Information and rules on how to clean your boat, and a list of haul out facilities around Northland:
www.nrc.govt.nz/boatcleaning