Wharves and Jetties
Our facilities are maintained and managed to provide for a range of recreational and commercial uses. Examples of these are recreational boat servicing, scenic and charter boat operations and commercial fishing/harvesting.
Many harbour control and administration functions that were previously undertaken by us are now undertaken by the Waikato Regional Council; particularly activities below the Mean High Water Mark (e.g. harbour administration, mooring permits, etc).
Land Information New Zealand also has some harbour control and administration functions under the Marine and Coastal Activities Act 2011.
Please note: Whangapoua Wharf has been partially closed temporarily from Tuesday 23 May 2023 for safety reasons after issues were discovered during a structural inspection. Repairs are expected to take place in September / October 2023.
Conditions of Use
Please enjoy and respect our environment and maritime facilities.
Parts of our wharves are for commercial activities - please do not impede operations.
Fishing is permitted provided you pull in your line when vessels approach.
No littering or dumping including fish frames; this attracts predators.
Swimming is permitted at Whitianga Wharf and Whangamatā Wharf.
Rubbish skips (if present) are for commercial paying users only.
Parking on wharves is for loading and unloading only.
Maximum weight limits may apply.
Authorised refuellers only.
Health & Safety
Please be aware of:
Surveillance cameras at our maritime facilities are operating for your safety and your security.
Maritime Facilities Bylaw
Approval is required and fees applicable for:
Events and competitions.
Advertising signage (including one-off events).
Storage of goods, equipment or vehicles.
Berthing longer than 30 minutes or overnight berthing.
If you are a frequent, or even a one-off user of our maritime facilities, please refer to our bylaws page here for more information.
Fees and Using our Facilities
Please contact our customer services to discuss using our wharves.
Our wharves are situated at the following locations:
|Sugarloaf (Te Kōuma) Ramps
| Te Kouma Road, Te Kouma
|Port Charles Wharf
|Port Charles Whard Road, Port Charles
|Te Kouma Road, Te Kouma
| Coromandel Wharf
|Long Bay Road, Coromandel
|Ferry Landing Wharf
|Purangi Road, Ferry Landing
|The Esplanade, Whitianga
|Hei Esplanade Jetty
|Hei Esplanade, Whitianga
|Kenwood Drive, Matarangi
| Whangapoua Wharf
|Whangapoua Road, Whangapoua
|Wharf Road, Tairua
|The Esplanade, Tairua
|Royal Billy Jetty
|Vista Paku, Pauanui
|Pāuanui Waterways Public Jetty
|Waterways Parade, Pauanui
|Beach Road, Whangamata
You can use Google Maps or our own mapping system to find these locations.