New Piers Available in Whangārei

Port Nikau has dedicated piers for recreational vessels in Port Nikau Marina with berthage for up to 48 vessels, and additional berths for on-water maintenance at Eastpoint Marina.

An Ideal Location

Port Nikau Marina is positioned in the centre of Whangārei’s marine precinct on Northland’s east coast with stunning views across the Whangārei Harbour. The marina is located 88 nautical miles from Auckland and 12 nautical miles from the Whangārei Harbour entrance.

Whangārei has a strong tradition of boat building and offers top-quality services and experienced contractors for any refit or renovation work including engineering, electrical, sailmakers, hydraulics, mechanical, rigging, canvas and covers, refrigeration, boat builders and more.

Retail stores, supermarkets and pharmacies in the Whangārei CBD are a five-minute drive from Port Nikau or an easy ten-minute cycle. The Whangārei Hospital is a ten-minute drive and Whangārei Airport is a 15-minute drive.

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New Modern Recreational Piers

The Port Nikau Marina is a wonderful place to berth your private vessel, whether you are based locally or visiting from out of town. The Marina offers full services to vessels, and our piers are newly built. Additional piers are under development, with a 120-berth marina planned for the future.

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A Marine Playground

The Whangārei Harbour is suitable for fishing or cruising, with many bays for recreational boats to tuck out of the wind, and space for activities such as water skiing or wakeboarding.

Popular fishing and boating destinations in the area include Bream Head (14.5 nautical miles from Port Nikau), the Hen and Chicken Islands (20 nautical miles), and the Mokohinau Islands (37.5 nautical miles).

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Recreational Facilities

Port Nikau is well established as a base for recreational vessel owners, with newly built piers, modern laundry and showers, a BBQ area and plenty of parking.

Port Nikau Marina

Port Nikau Marina currently has 48 floating pontoons available. On completion, the marina will offer 120 berths within the future Port Nikau residential development.

On-Water Maintenance

Eastpoint Marina is suited to cruising vessels and for on-water repair and maintenance. The 24-hour fuel stop is located here.

Port Nikau Recreational News

Jeanne Socrates onboard SV Nereida at Port Nikau Marina

May 28, 2024

Welcome to Port Nikau, Jeanne Socrates aboard S/V Nereida

Last month, Port Nikau had the privilege of hosting renowned British yachtswoman, Jeanne Socrates. Celebrated for her contributions to sailing, Jeanne visited our marina for minor maintenance as she continued her fifth solo circumnavigation of the world.

The Port Nikau Marina in Whangarei in the morning with sunshine

January 26, 2024

Port Nikau Marina expansion in Whangārei is a win-win for local contractors and boat owners

The Port Nikau Marina is expanding as the construction of the latest pier is scheduled for completion in late February.

November 15, 2023

Repairing Parlay Revival at Port Nikau

Port Nikau welcomed YouTube sensations Parlay Revival to Eastpoint Marina last week to complete necessary on-water maintenance before they finished their six-year round-the-world trip in a repaired hurricane-damaged catamaran. There aren’t many people who would spend their life savings on a hurricane-damaged catamaran to repair and sail around the world, but that’s exactly what Auckland-born …