Port Nikau Commercial

Port Nikau's commercial precinct is well established and will continue to grow as the wider development unfolds over the coming years. The development offers unique opportunities for commercial and industrial interests, with unmatched property zoning, amenities and location.


Considered the premier industrial and commercial precinct in Whangārei, Port Nikau has a well established commercial business park offering affordable, freehold land.

Selling Now

A rare opportunity to acquire strategic commercial landholdings on Port Road that will ultimately be Gateway sites into the Port Nikau development.

Master Plan

In late 2021 the Master Plan for Port Nikau was finalised, highlighting the key development stages and a detailed breakdown of the 100-hectare development.

Premier Commercial and Industrial Precinct

Port Nikau is home to a range of quality commercial properties in a high-quality business park situated on and adjacent to Port Road. Over the last decade, Port Nikau has worked hard to support and manage these existing commercial interests, with a particular focus on strengthening marine facilities.

Existing businesses in the engineering, transport, manufacturing and storage sectors have already recognised the advantages of this prime location. Recently major brands Isuzu and Mainfreight have also invested in the area, which shows the confidence firms have in Port Nikau.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What commercial land is available to lease or buy?

    As a new development, Port Nikau offers an opportunity for bespoke, customised lease packages. Lease periods of up to 35 years are available and site areas are flexible to work within your business’s needs. We will work with you to plan, design and build custom infrastructure and facilities to meet your specific requirements for your growing business.

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  • What geotechnical preparation is required?

    This will depend upon the intended use of the property. As with any commercial development a geotechnical investigation, specific to the intended use, is recommended prior to purchase.

  • Is Port Nikau built on reclaimed land?

    Yes, much of the Whangārei CBD and lower Port Road area is built on land reclaimed by the Harbour Board in the 1960s. The land has had over 60 years to settle and consolidate. All buildings and developments are preceded by in-depth engineering investigations and solutions to ensure appropriate ground conditions can be met for the planned residential and/or commercial investments.

  • How close is Port Nikau to the city and key amenities?

    Port Nikau is in central Whangārei, with primary, intermediate, secondary and tertiary institutions all within 5 kilometres. It’s just 9 kilometres to Whangārei Airport and 5 kilometres to Whangārei Hospital. The nearest supermarket and shopping centre is less than 3 kilometres away.

  • Whangarei has flooding issues in some industrial areas. What flooding mitigation exists at Port Nikau?

    The Northland Regional Council has recently updated the district’s flood maps, which show that developed areas of Port Nikau are NOT at risk from flooding from either 10-year or 100-year flood events. This contrasts with large areas of the CBD which are identified on the flood maps as being at risk of a 100-year flood event.

    The flood maps include an allowance for the effects of climate change, including higher intensity rainfall and sea-level rise. The flood maps are available for viewing here.

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Port Nikau will become Whangārei’s inspired urban waterfront community, designed for the future and offering a new way of living.


Under the Operative Whangārei District Council Plan, Port Nikau’s commercial opportunities are zoned as Business 4, which provides for industrial uses.

Town Centre

A bespoke town centre is being designed to offer everyday services to Port Nikau residents, such as groceries and cafes, personal care and retail.

Port Nikau Commercial News


May 24, 2022

LB Collision Repair Group takes prime position at Port Nikau

Local business Louie Berkers Collision Repairs has expanded into its new premises in Port Nikau, Whangārei.

Stunning waterfront opportunity in Whangārei

January 18, 2022

Stunning waterfront commerical opportunities in Whangarei

We are excited to announce the first sections of the wider Port Nikau development are now available for purchase. Waterfront commercial opportunities like this are rarely seen on this scale on the open market with three freehold titles totalling 29,476sqm on Port Road, Whangārei – a stunning location close to Whangarei’s CBD and State Highway …

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 …