The heart of Whangārei's harbour

Situated in the centre of Whangārei's commercial district, Port Nikau is uniquely positioned out into Whangārei Harbour to create genuine waterfront living and harbourside opportunities for businesses.

In the heart of Whangārei

Formerly home to the city’s port, Port Nikau is now ready and waiting to be revitalised. Port Nikau represents 100 hectares of freehold development, with over four kilometres of coastline, access to deep water, and close proximity to arterial routes, amenities and facilities. Port Nikau is located less than 5km off State Highway One, and less than 4km from the Whangārei central business district.

A new community, a new way of living

Today, when so much of our environment is already defined and established, there are very few opportunities to design a new space and a new way of living. Port Nikau will become a new community, incorporating a range of high quality urban living options, a marina and a village centre and commercial precinct to support Northland’s growing regional economy. This is a new community that will grow from within, and support our city and our region.


Close to all amenities


Port Nikau is situated just 2km from one of Whangarei’s largest employment and industrial areas in Port Road and Kioreroa Road. Whangarei CBD is a short 5km cycle or drive away and it is just 9km to Whangarei Airport. The nearest supermarket and shopping centre are less than 3km away.


Within 10km of Port Nikau are key service amenities and other high employment areas such as NorthTec, Northland’s largest tertiary provider, and Whangarei Base Hospital.


A great selection of quality early childcare facilities, and primary, intermediate and secondary schools are located within five kilometres of Port Nikau, with bus transport available from Port Road.

Port Nikau News

February 22, 2023

Port Nikau: A Waterfront Community in the Heart of the City

The future of residential development looks vastly different to that of 10 or even 20 years ago. The days of the quarter acre residential section are evolving, as access to land becomes more difficult and people are choosing to live in more sustainable, connected communities where resources, such as green spaces, can be shared, rather …

December 23, 2021

Port Nikau Masterplan with Construkt

Urban planning company Construkt has partnered with Reyburn & Bryant to perfect and produce a Masterplan for the new Port Nikau development, which the Whangārei District Council has given the go-ahead. The plan will eventually provide over 1,200 homes adjacent to a harbour-side town centre, in the 67ha of former port land to create genuine …

Tony Davies-Colley and wife Clare hold plans for a massive development at Port Nikau

March 23, 2018

Port Nikau to be transformed

Plans are in progress for a massive 88-hectare development in Whangārei, including the construction of more than 500 homes to cater for the region’s population boom. The Whangarei District Council last year approved the Port Nikau Environment Master Plan submitted by Port Nikau Joint Venture Partners, co-owned by Tony and Clare Davies-Colley. After the first …