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Living at Whangārei Marina

Whangārei Marina is home to a community of international and local cruisers at different stages of their cruising journeys.

New arrival Live boards can only stay short-term as transient sailors. The marina is at capacity with long-term liveaboard allocation. 


At Whangārei Marina you will find: 


  • A truly friendly, international community of fellow cruisers in your boating neighbourhood  

  • No need to own a car - everything you need is a short walk away, including a big supermarket, swimming pool, cafes and restaurants

  • Whangārei is home to numerous marine trades and services businesses, making it an ideal place to undertake boat maintenance projects.

  • It’s easy to explore Aotearoa/New Zealand  further, whether by boat, plane, road, on bike or on foot 

If you live in New Zealand and are considering buying a boat as your home, please research berth availability carefully. There is limited berthage across most regions and marinas for permanent, full-time live-aboard arrangements.

Live-aboard application form 

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