Sail in! Stay for a while
One of the beautiful things about Whangārei Marina is its connections to the wider world - whether the store down the road, the airport, or your favourite boating club. It’s a great place to be because it’s convenient for just about everything.
Navigating to Whangarei
Here is key info on arriving in Whangārei by boat, plane or road.
Our famous bridge
Our famous bridge, Te Matau ā Pohe, is a striking landmark. Make sure you know how to arrange for it to be opened ahead of time to let your vessel through. There is no charge for this.
If you are sailing in from offshore it will be especially great to see you. We have prepared this guide so that you know what to expect and have everything you need to know about Customs, Biosecurity and your entry and arrival into New Zealand. Please make sure you review it before you leave port.
If you need boat maintenance, a refit or an upgrade, you’ve come to the right place! Whangārei is home to a hub of world-class marine services providers, known as the Whangārei Marine Group. The group offers seven major haul-out facilities and expert specialists in all matters of marine contracting from small boats up to large ships and superyachts. Take a look here.
Biofouling rules in New Zealand
To protect native ecosystems both above and below the waterline, New Zealand’s Marine Biosecurity requirements are amongst the most rigorous in the world. While all vessels visiting New Zealand must take steps to make sure their boats are free of marine pests, most New Zealand regions and some marinas also have strict biofouling rules. Whether you are cruising in Northland or travelling further afield, please take a moment to check the rules of all the places you plan to visit before you travel. You can get a full list of rules and advice at www.marinepests.nz