Wharves and Moorings

Our harbour facilities include recreational facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and commercial facilities such as wharves.

Sailboat at Manaia

Council managed Boat Ramps and Wharves will be open for recreational activities following COVID-19 Protection Framework. Please follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines. 

Our harbour facilities include recreational facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and commercial facilities such as wharves.

Our wharves 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.

Purangi Boat Ramp Floating Pontoon

The Purangi Boat Ramp Floating Pontoon is now reinstated to its original full length and the worst damaged sections are replaced. The bulk of the damage was from storm surges that resulted from the Tongan volcanic eruption tsunami and Cyclone Cody.

There are still some additional repairs to complete including some fenders that need to be replaced and cracks that need to be plastic welded. The plastic welding work is very specialised and will require warm weather with no rain or wind to complete. There is also a severe shortage of the raw material required to mould replacement parts like the fenders. Please bear with us as we do our best to work with the supplier to complete the remaining repairs.

Harbour Masters

Please visit the Waikato Regional Council's website for contact information for the Harbourmasters on the Coromandel.

Wharf Locations

Our wharves are situated at the following locations:

  • Coromandel - Hannafords Jetty
  • Coromandel - Sugarloaf Wharf 
  • Coromandel - Wharf
  • Port Charles - Wharf
  • Whitianga - Old Ferry Landing Wharf
  • Whitianga - Wharf
  • Hei Esplanade - Jetty
  • Matarangi - Jetty
  • Tairua - Jetty 
  • Paku - Jetty
  • Pauanui Royal Billy - Jetty
  • Pauanui Waterways - Public Jetty
  • Whangapoua - Wharf
  • Whangamata - Wharf

You can use Google Maps or our own mapping system to find these locations.

Using our Facilities and Fees

Please contact our customer services to discuss using our wharves.


To lease or purchase a mooring on the Peninsula, please contact the Waikato Regional Council or visit their webpage about moorings here.

Rules and Regulations

  • The skipper must ensure the proper and safe berthing of the vessel on our wharves. The skipper and owner shall be responsible for any damage caused to the wharf or structure by or as a result of the use of such vessel.
  • Please clean up any mess created while berthing at one of our wharves
  • Animals aren't allowed on the wharf, except to load and unload them from the boat
  • Keep hazardous substances at home. If you need to use a hazardous substance, contact the Harbour Master first.
  • Please don't do something on our wharves which create objectionable odours
  • We have no responsibility in respect of any goods landed on our wharves. The security of all goods is the responsibility of the boat owner or skipper.
  • Our Wharf Managers may regulate the duration of stay of any vessel at any wharf or structure.
  • You need our Wharf Managers approval to occupy a berth. Contact our customer service centre for their details.

Maintenance Facilities

  • Sugarloaf Maintenance grid at Te Kouma Rd is available for hire on a short term basis for a daily fee. Please contact the Wharf Warden, Cliff Newton, on 021 2934086 to make a booking