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.
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: www.doc.govt.nz/marinereserves
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: www.kaipara.govt.nz
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: www.coastguard.org.nz
- Maritime New Zealand deals with accident investigations, large oil spills, and vessel licensing. Find out more: www.maritimenz.govt.nz
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
P: 09 407 9434