Safe boating

The sea can be a dangerous place – correct knowledge could protect you and your whānau.

Know the key bylaws to stay safe when boating in and around Northland.
Notices and warnings issued by our Harbourmaster's office.
Information on Northland maritime radio stations and Coastguard.
Find out which Northland harbours have sand bars and how to cross them safely.
Details of where to get marine weather forecast information and tide times.
Prohibited areas and access lane maps from the Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017 for the Northland region.
Guidelines to help you stay safe while using jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards on the water.
Our wardens are there to ensure everyone's safety on our harbours.