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.

Unauthorised usage fine: $350.00.

    $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 $33.50 $572 $445
    10.5m $45 $712 $534
    12.0m $45 $877 $661
    14.0m $49 $1106 $827
    16.0m $59 $1296 $1068
    18.0m $64 $1412 $1207
    20.0m $76 $1768 $1333
    Large 20m catamaran $142 $2652 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 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.

    Shore Power – Conditions of Use

    All vessels connecting to Shore Power must display a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWoF) that complies with AS/NZS3004.2. An Electrical Warrant of Fitness is valid for a period of 4 years from date of first inspection.

    Shore Power Supply Leads must be tested and tagged annually as per AS/NZS3760 by a registered person.

    Do not connect shore power without Marina Management Approval. Marina Management must be satisfied the vessel has a current EWoF before connecting to shore power.

    Surveillance Policy

      Whangaroa Marina Management Trust aims to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its
      employees, customers and the interests of its shareholders. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated for one or more of the following purposes:

    • Facilitate employee and public safety.
    • Improve security and deter criminal activity within or outside the premises.
    • Protect the employer’s fittings/fixtures and assets.
    • Record receipt and banking transactions for playback if an error has occurred.
    • Monitor compliance with cash handling techniques for cashier training purposes.
    • Monitor trespass or unauthorised access to the premises.
    • Monitor compliance with the employer’s Marinas rules, company policies and workplace
    • Capture information that could be used to investigate crime, a health and safety matter,
      employee or customer incidents and/or misconduct.
    • To assist in effectively managing the organisation, particularly in training employees on
      customer service and conflict management.
    • The CCTV may also be used for ancillary purposes such as resource allocation and


    This policy applies to all employees, contractors, customers and the general public who may be on or
    near the employer’s premises. This policy applies to non-covert CCTV operating on or around the
    employer’s premises.


    1. The system may include, but is not limited to, a range of: Marina pier static motion activated
      cameras including Pan tilt and zoom (PTZ) and body cameras.
    2. Cameras will be located at various places at the facilities, premises and areas, and may be
      relocated from time to time. CCTV may cover (but is not limited to) all Marina walkways, piers, and carparks.
    3. CCTV cameras are currently located in the following places: Deck area, Marina Office, Marina Entry Gate, AA Pier, A Pier, B Pier, C Pier, D Pier, Laundry, Top Compound, Sport Fish club carpark.
    4. Employees will be notified if any cameras are relocated during the course of their employment.

    Connecting to Shore Power

    When connecting to shore power the onboard electrical safety of your vessel is an important factor to consider.

    Unlike household electrical wiring, the electrical wiring and equipment onboard your vessel resides in a corrosive marine environment that requires regular inspection and maintenance.

    For this reason, to ensure the safety of all boats residing in the marina, any boat requiring a connection to shore power must have and display a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness.

    Marina Operators cannot legally supply shore power to a vessel without a current EWoF.

    Before connecting to shore power, discuss your requirements with the Marina Office. They will guide you to ensure legal compliance.

    Every time you connect to shore power, take a good look at the lead and fittings. If you see any evidence of damage, corrosion or arcing of the connections have it checked by a marine electrician. When connecting the plug and socket make sure the locking ring is always secured to ensure protection from the weather.

    Always ensure the shore power lead is arranged so that it will permit normal movement of the boat at it’s mooring without placing undue stress on the shore power cable and does not rub, chafe or crush against movement of a boat’s fairlead’s, anchor or mooring cleats.

    Residual Current Device

    All shore power modules are protected by a Residual Current Device. An RCD is an electrical safety device that provides protection by rapidly disconnecting the electricity supply should a fault to earth be detected.

    As water is a good conductor of electricity, you don’t want to become the path of least resistance, always test the RCD every time you connect to Shore Power.

    Always test the RCD each time you connect to shore power.

    To test, connect to shore power, switch on and press the RCD test button.

    The RCD should trip to the off position. It the RCD does not trip a dangerous condition may exist due to a fault.

    If a fault is found to exist, disconnect the shore power and notify Marina Management immediately.

    Electrical Standards AS/NZS 3004:2008

    Your boat’s electrical system must comply with AS/NZS3000 known as the Australian/New Zealand wiring rules and the referenced standard in particular AS/NZS 3004.2 Electrical Installations on Recreational Craft.

    This marina provides power for limited use on your vessel with a direct connection to the marina electrical supply, which is connected to a copper based marina electrical protective earthing system.

    All vessels connecting to shore power at this marina must hold and display a current Electrical Warrant of Fitness (EWoF) that complies with the New Zealand Electrical Regulations and AS/NZS3004.2

    The electrical supply at this marina is 230V, 50 Hz supplied by RCD protected socket outlets which will accommodate a Standard IEC 60309-2 (round pin) plug rated at no less than 16A.

    Note: Some 10A (flat pin) outlets still exist are being replaced on failure.

    Marina shore power modules and outlets are constructed with a minimum weatherproofing degree of protection of not less than IP45 in accordance with AS60529. An IPX6 degree of protection in accordance with AS60529 shall be maintained by ensuring the weatherproofing plug/socket lock ring is used at all times when the plug and socket are connected.

    Connection of a recreational boat’s electrical system to the marina a.c. power supply may result in accelerated corrosion of the boat’s under water metallic parts. It is the responsibility of the boat owner to ensure that either an isolating transformer and or a galvanic isolator are installed on board in accordance with AS/NZS3004.2.

    Additional sacrificial anodes or galvanic isolators complying with AS/NZS3004.2 Clause 4.6.4 may be used to reduce these effects. Also refer to AS/NZS2382 series of Standards for suitable cathodic protection practices.

    The shore power supply lead shall consist of a heavy duty flexible lead complying with AS/NZS3191 or flexible cable complying with AS/NZS5000.1 and a plug that complies with IEC 60309-2. The supply lead shall be tested and tagged annually as per AS/NZS3760 and shall not exceed 25m in length and must not be connected to the electrical supply while it is coiled up.

    Shore Power Leads AS/NZS3004.1.3.2

    Any supply lead used to provide electrical supply to a vessel from a marina shore power module must be tested and tagged annually as per AS/NZS3760 and shall be arranged so that it will:-

    • Permit normal movement of a boat at its mooring without undue stress;
    • Prevent water flowing along the supply lead from reaching the appliance inlet or the supply plug;
    • Minimize the likelihood of the plug or cord extension falling in the water;
    • Minimize the possibility of accidental disconnection;
    • Not present a hazard to persons walking in the vicinity of the boat; and
    • Be either –

      • Located where it will not be subject to mechanical damage by high temperatures; or
      • Provided with suitable protection against mechanical damage or damage by high temperatures.


    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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