Useful maritime links

Find a boat ramp

Want to find somewhere to launch your recreational boat? Your district council’s website is the place to look. Get your district council's contact and website information here.

Marine reserves

The Department of Conservation (DoC) is responsible for New Zealand’s marine reserves. To find out where they are and how to safely visit them, check out:

Taharoa Domain (Kai Iwi Lakes)

The Taharoa Domain Governance Committee provides oversight from iwi and other representatives. Kaipara District Council manages the lakes, and administers the campground, at Taharoa Domain. Visit the website:

Working together

NRC works with local and national maritime agencies to keep our harbours, coastline and lakes safe.

  • Coastguard Northern Region provides vessel assistance, saves lives at sea, logs trip reports, and responds to medical emergencies. Find out more:
  • Maritime New Zealand deals with accident investigations, large oil spills, and vessel licensing. Find out more:

Marinas in Northland

There are currently six purpose-built marinas in Northland, ranging in size from 25 to 300 berths. If you're interested in a marina berth, you’ll need to contact a marina directly:

Doves Bay Marina – Kerikeri

Doves Bay Marina
346 Opito Bay Road, RD1
Kerikeri 0294

P: 09 407 9434

Marsden Cove Marina – Whangārei Harbour

Marsden Cove Ltd
PO Box 110

P: 09 426 1800 | 0508 407 737
E: [email protected]

Ōpua Marina

Ōpua Marina
Baffin Street, Ōpua
Bay of Islands 0290

P: 09 402 7124
E: [email protected]

Tutukākā Marina

Tutukākā Marina
Marina Road
RD 3
Whangārei 0173

P: 09 434 3441
E: [email protected]
VHF: CH 07

Whangārei Town Basin Marina

Town Basin Marina
37 Quayside
Town Basin
Whangārei 0110

P:  09 438 2033
E: [email protected]

Whangaroa Harbour Marina

Whangaroa Marina Trust
PO Box 141
Kaeo 0448

Location: Whangaroa Rd, 8.5 km from Kaeo off State Highway 10

P: 09 405 0505 | 021 029 27270
E:  [email protected]
VHF: CH 12