Perfectly Positioned Commercial Wharf

Located in the centre of Whangārei’s marine precinct in Port Whangārei, Port Nikau is the ideal location for vessels looking for close proximity to haul out services, and offers short and long-term berthage options.

Arataki Wharf and Port Nikau Wharf

Arataki Wharf and Port Nikau Wharf are dedicated to commercial vessels 13 metres to 18 metres in length, with drafts up to 8 metres. There are over 600 linear metres of berthage space and over 5,000 square metres of wharf lay-down space, ready to accommodate a wide range of commercial vessels including fishing boats, large commercial boats, tugs, workboats and charter vessels.

The Whangārei Harbour channel is dredged to 7.6 metres at chart datum. The channel is well-lit and markers start 3 miles out from the harbour mouth. The depth at the channel berth is 9 metres at chart datum and depth at the inside berth is 5.5 metres.

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Long-Term Berthage

Long-term lay-up berthage is available for commercial vessels looking for a secure and accessible facility, with easy access to marine services. Our Marine Manager can connect you with a range of local marine professionals in the area for any in-water and out-of-water maintenance required during your lay-up period. See the full list in the Port Nikau Marine Services Directory.

Marine Services Nearby

Service providers in the vicinity can provide:

  • Major structural repairs and builds, including hull extensions and rudder repairs
  • Water blasting and paint and protective coating application
  • Stainless steel fabrication
  • Electrical and mechanical work
  • Interior fit-outs
  • Marine survey preparation
  • Refrigeration and air conditioning services

Port Whangārei Marine Centre

Adjacent to Port Nikau, Port Whangārei Marine Centre offers an efficient haul out service for monohull or multihull sail or motor yachts with its 100-tonne and 560-tonne travel lift. Port Whangārei Marine Centre has an extensive sealed hardstand area, and a full range of marine facilities including storage for tenders, yacht toys and gear containers, a wash-down pad, and covered refit options for haul out work.

Harbourside Boatworks

Next to Arataki Wharf, Harbourside Boatworks specialises in refits and repairs, yacht joinery, marine painting, conversion projects and insurance work. Harbourside Boatworks work on vessels constructed in wood and composite materials, and can complete hull extensions, structural repairs, and construction of or repairs to rudders.

Heron Ship Repair Ltd

Heron Ship Repair (HSR) is one of New Zealand’s most experienced ship building, survey, refit and repair specialists for all marine vessels. HSR is a one-stop ship repair yard, with an 1800 ton slipway facility. The sheltered waters of the Whangārei Harbour provide them with the ideal location for marine projects.

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Commercial Facilities

Port Nikau offers modern berths, a 24/7 marine fuel stop, access to power and water for all vessels, and wharf and land space available for rent, to support commercial vessels.


View the pricing schedule for commercial vessels.

Berthage Registration

Register your interest in berthage at Port Nikau today.