Okara Marina

A new, consented marina that is due to open in 2024–25

The marina will be built in the upper Hatea River, on the seaward/downstream side of the Te Matau ā Pohe bascule bridge, off of Port Road. It is walking distance from the town basin and is a sheltered location that will provide safe, comfortable berthage with easy access. 


The marina is designed to accommodate: 

  • Vessels that will berth in Whangarei while they undergo maintenance and refits, local boats and visiting cruisers 

  • More berths for larger yachts and multihulls

  • Demand for long term berthage and waiting lists at marina facilities throughout New Zealand’s regions 


Okara Marina will provide around 110 berths, ranging from 13–35m in length. Around 20% will accommodate multihulls. The berths will be serviced with electricity, water and sewage removal.  

Soon berths will come available to rent and purchase. 

Please complete this form to register your interest.  We will be in touch shortly. 


Thank you for your interest!

The marina will benefit the local boating public and also give re-fit work opportunities to Whangarei’s expanding marine specialist industry, providing both employment and economic development. It will cater for a blend of permanent local boats and seasonal visitors, in particular welcoming the hundreds of overseas yachts who sail down to visit New Zealand. 

The project is included in both the Whangarei District Council 20/20 momentum plan, and due to its significant economic development benefits, also in the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan. The independent economic impact report has predicted that when the marina berths are fully occupied we will experience an ongoing economic impact of $9.5M/annum and the indirect generation of 94 new jobs.