A to Z of Marina Info

Here is some of the important information about our facilities and services that you will need for your stay at Whangārei Marina.


Vessels over 6.5m will need to notify the bridge for opening. Click here for information about this. 

The main channel leading to the marina is dredged to 1m below chart datum (lowest tide).  It is well marked and has soft mud. 


Marina berths may be full-length finger pontoons or alongside ties to floating pontoons. Have a midship line ready for a cleat tie. You can step off and have water and electricity. Ask if you need 32 amp.

Pile berths are either 2 or 4 piles with floating rings which you row out to.

You always need your own mooring lines. If there are any lines on the mooring, please leave them there.

Download berth maps for Town Basin Berths or  Kissing Point Berths


Toilets are available for all customers. We take pride in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene and encourage you to use our facilities rather than those aboard. 

Showers and laundry are coin operated: Hot showers $1 (6min.), hot washing machines $3 or $4. Dryers $1/15 min. The office will exchange $20 notes for coins.


There is no marina parking onsite but a wide range of free and cheap options nearby. A list of available options will be provided to you when you book your berth.

A locked compound is available close by for $80 a month. 


240v 16 & 32 amp, 50Hz metered electricity is available. You will need a twist lock blue male connection. An electrical W.O.F. is required for vessels using unattended reticulating power. Power cords need to be tested annually and display the tag by the pedestal. More information about connecting to electricity will be provided when your booking is confirmed.

For your comfort

There is a TV lounge, book swap library and BBQ party barge located by the marina office. City regulations mean there is an alcohol ban on the shore.


Packages and mail can be received at the office, please ask your sender to include your boat name.


Most berths are behind locked security gates at night.

Security keys give access to the finger slips, lounge, rubbish, trolleys and washrooms.

Security cameras monitor the town side and gate accesses of the marina.

The city provides security guards on the town side through the evenings. Call City Safe 0800 258 258 or email if you have security concerns. 

Call the Police on 105 for non-emergency police matters.

Call 111 for all emergency services

Sewerage pump-out

Sewerage pump out is available at neighbouring Riverside Drive Marina free of charge.

A dump station for portable toilets is in the Riverside rubbish compound.

Waste and recycling

Recycling facilities are available and we encourage you to use them. You’ll find facilities in the locked rubbish compound beside the Riverside green-roofed building. Also behind the Town Side red-roofed office is more recycling bins where large items can go in the skip bin and there is an oil drum. A great way to reduce your rubbish while at sea is by minimising unnecessary packaging before you head off. 

Water and fuel

  • The courtesy berth for new arrivals or filling up with water is just outside the office window. Fenders should be on the port side. Give the office a call first to check if it is available. Tap water is treated and drinkable.

  • A fuel dock at Marsden Cove marina by the Whangarei harbour entrance is the most user friendly with a credit card. There is also fuel also at Port Nikau.