Boat ramps

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

East coast

Bay of Islands

  • Opito Bay: concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Ōpua: concrete to low water, good parking.
  • 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.
  • Tokerau Beach: timber from road to mean high water, good parking.

Houhora Harbour

  • Gamefish Club: private, by arrangement with club.
  • Houhora Heads (Motor Camp): concrete giving access to beach, reasonable parking.
  • Pukenui Wharf: small boats recommended, fair parking

Mangawhai Harbour

  • Mangawhai Heads: there are two boat ramps, concrete to low water, good parking.
  • Mangawhai South: metal, from end of main street to foreshore, poor parking.

Ngunguru River

  • Ngunguru Central: concrete near Norfolk pine stump, parking fair, access to beach only.

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.

Tutukaka Harbour

  • Kowharewa Bay: concrete, gives access to beach, good parking.
  • Tutukaka: concrete to low water, good 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, 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: cetal, 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

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