Whangaroa Harbour Marina is New Zealand’s most northerly marina with the closest access to the famous game fishing grounds from the Cavalli Islands north to North Cape and beyond. The beautiful Whangaroa Harbour is unique in the North Island of New Zealand with its deep water bays and and near vertical volcanic cliffs and has safe anchorages under most weather conditions. The Marina is located 3.1 nm south from the deep water entrance to the harbour at the small Far North village of Whangaroa.

The Marina was opened in 1997 after a few enterprising locals formed a community trust to build the facility for the use of the residents of the former district county of Whangaroa. The marina is managed by the Whangaroa Marina Management Trust and owned by the Kent Bay Trust, a non profit Charitable Trust which exists to assist the community of Whangaroa and provide a facility that all can enjoy.

Whangaroa is known as ‘The Marlin Capital of New Zealand ’ and is a perfect place to base your boat during the summer fishing season. The Marina is a safe secure facility and also has a secure lock up carpark available.

We welcome visitors from around the country and around the world.

Berths are available for short or long-term rental. Apply online.

The marina operates a strict fanworm-control policy based on the 6-or-1 rule. Other terms and conditions are here.

Berth bookings

Berth booking application

Summer casual berth bookings open on 1 October.

Cancellation policy: The cancelation of any booking will incur a 20% booking fee. Cancelation must be received via email no less than seven days prior to arrival or no credits/refunds will be given. Special conditions apply.

    $5,000,000 public liability insurance is required.

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    Note: this booking will only be confirmed after it has been approved by Whangaroa Marina and payment has been received.

    Rental rates

    Berth length Per night Summer monthly
    1 December to 30 April
    Winter monthly
    1 May to 30 November
    8.0m $31 $532 $414
    10.5m $42 $662 $497
    12.0m $42 $816 $615
    14.0m $45 $1029 $769
    16.0m $55 $1206 $993
    18.0m $59 $1313 $1123
    20.0m $71 $1645 $1240
    Large 20m catamaran $142 POA POA



    The Marina Office is located at the beginning of the marina on AA Pier.

    Office hours

    Winter (1 May – 30 November): 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday to Friday
    Summer (1 December – 31 April): 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday

    Toilets and Showers

    Two unisex toilets, two showers and one disabled toilet/shower are located in the Office/Amenities Block. The hot water in the showers is activated with a $2 coin.


    The laundry with one washing machine and one dryer are located in the Office/Amenities Block. Tokens for the use of these can be purchased from the office.

    Day visitors mooring

    The marina, at its sole discretion, allows complimentary mooring on the section of the Northern Breakwater not occupied by berths for up to 3 hours on a first-come-first-served basis. This is to allow boats to use the facilities in Whangaroa and the Game Fishing Club. Mooring beyond 3 hours or overnight incurs a charge of $35.00. Please contact the Marina if you intend to stay over three hours or overnight. There is no water or power available on the Northern Breakwater

    Berthage on the Western Breakwater

    Mooring, tying up or disembarkation on the Western Breakwater is prohibited. The water outside this breakwater is an official designated fairway as it is the approach to the marina.


    There is 24-hr CCTV coverage of the marina, the coded access gate, the carparking areas on the road and the road in and out of Whangaroa.


    Power Connection

    If you are attaching to shore power your lead must be tagged and compliant and your boat must have a current EWOF. See Clauses 14.2 and 14.3 of the Terms and Conditions

    Marina Plan

    Terms and Conditions

    Summary terms and conditions

    Full terms and conditions

    Biosecurity Policy – the 6 or 1 Rule

    Any boat entering the marina or using any of the Whangaroa Harbour structures must have had

    • New antifoul within the previous 6 months, or
    • A full bottom wash within the previous 30 days (1 month)

    Proof of Compliance

    Boat skippers must provide proof of the above in the form of a receipt from a boatyard or boat washing facility. No exceptions.

    Marina’s Rights

    The Marina reserves, at its sole discretion, the right to refuse any boat entry to the marina or associated structures if it considers the boat presents a risk for fanworm. This applies even to boats providing proof of the 6 or 1 rule.

    Compliance is required for the use of:

      • The Marina
      • The Weigh Station
      • The Clansman Wharf including the fuel pontoon
      • The Totara North Wharf

    Inspection of boats in the harbour by the NRC

    The Northland Regional Council will be monitoring Northland Harbours this summer and inspecting boats at anchor. The penalties for having fanworm on a boat are considerable. To avoid this, have a clean hull.


    573 Whangaroa Road, Whangaroa (8.5 km from Kaeo off State Highway 10)

    📪 PO Box 141, Kaeo 0448, New Zealand

    📞 +64 9 4050505

    📧 manager@whangaroamarina.co.nz

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    For berth bookings, click here.