Boating and Fishing


The Coromandel is a fantastic location for boating and fishing.  We control and service several boat ramps around the district. Some of these facilities are free and some require permits to use.

There are also many other boat ramps and marinas provided by various clubs and community groups.

Please visit our boat ramps and wharfs section for more information.

Marinas on the Coromandel

Whitianga Marina

The great Mercury Bay welcomes all travellers to Whitianga Marina. Gateway to the Mercury Islands playground. Easy access to a beautiful marina that is literally right in town. There is an information centre, in the main street, for local attractions and activities. The marina is located within a short walk of a supermarket, banks, cafes/restaurants and hotels.

The marina has 201 berths ranging in size from 10 to 18 metres, with a travel lift and hard stand facilities available for public use. Whitianga Marina completed a multi million dollar refit to their fuel dock late in 2021 and can now fill up to 6x 20 meter boats at the same time. Diesel and 95 petrol is now available 24 hours/day with a credit card (with pin number) or Eftpos. Marina fuel cards are available by application. This is an unmanned self-service facility.

Booking is essential.

Whether it is a short or long stay, you will enjoy the ambience of this very special location. This is a marina that is easy to get to, easy to stay in but always hard to leave.

Contact the Whitianga Marina

Find out more about the Marina's "Clean Marina Accreditation".

Whangamata Marina

Situated inside the Whangamata harbour, in a very sheltered and secure location, the marina provides unparalleled access to wonderful offshore gamefishing and recreational fishing and cruising grounds triangulated by Mayor Island, The Alderman Islands and Slipper Island to the North. Protected by a solid rock breakwater on three sides, the 209 berths range from 10.5m to 20m in length.

Berths are designed with full length fingers; two intermediate piles; generous fairways; power and water supply via individual power modules. There is a 24 hour fuel jetty supplying Gull diesel sewage pump-out facilities; evening security patrols; and plenty of free car parking for berth owners and visitors.

A friendly, professional management team operates out of the Marina Office, providing management, information, maintenance and security services to the berths and marina facilities. All enquiries are welcome by visiting the team at the Marina Office.

Contact the Whangamata Marina

Find out more about the Marina's "Clean Marina Accreditation".

Pauanui Waterways 

 Pauanui Waterways is located on the eastern coast of the North Island's Coromandel Peninsula, which separates the Pacific Ocean from the Hauraki Gulf. It is less than two hours comfortable drive from Auckland or a 20 minute charter flight. The Coromandel Peninsula is characterised by rugged towering mountain ranges covered in dense forest, fringed with beautiful sandy beaches. Located in Tairua Harbour on Coromandel's eastern seaboard the canal housing development comprises 150 private moorings. Casual rentals are available.

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Whitianga Waterways

Whitianga is an established seaside town on the eastern seaboard of the Coromandel Peninsula. Whitianga's harbour has a deep (2.0m MLWS), sheltered all-weather entrance that is navigable by large craft, regardless of tide or weather. The development: The Waterways will have several distinct zones including unrestricted and restricted canals, a small retail zone, standard (non-canal front) residential zone and an airport zone, where owners with aircraft will be able to fly in and park their aircraft in their own hangar. Located in Whitianga Harbour on the Coromandel's eastern seaboard 1500m upstream of Whitianga Marina. There are 38 private berths. Private rentals by arrangement.

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The Marina, Tairua

Situated at the base of Mount Paku, the 95 berth Tairua Marina is in close proximity to the entrance of Tairua Harbour and provides a base to visit popular fishing and recreational destinations Slipper Island and the Alderman Islands. The Tairua Marina offers berths from 8.4m to 25m in length with 16amp power (8-13m berths) and 32amp power (15-25m berths). Bookings for casual rentals are essential as spaces are limited.

The self-service fuel jetty provides opportunity to fuel up for boaties wanting either diesel or 96. The commercial marina building houses the marina office, laundry and ablutions, as well as a number of local businesses: Tairua Pauanui Sports Fishing Club, Grady White Boats NZ, Dutchy's Fishing & Diving and Paradise Gym.