Port Nikau is perfectly positioned in the heart of Whangarei’s marine precinct, with a deep water marina located in the Whangarei Harbour (2 hours drive from Auckland), 12 nautical miles from the harbour entrance, opposite the Onerahi Airport. The CBD, State Highway, hospital, marine and engineering supplies and services are all within a few kilometres.
The marine facilities are a legacy from the days when Port Nikau was the location of Northland’s trading port. The established marine infrastructure is now available for use by commercial and recreational vessels.
The Whangarei Harbour channel is dredged to 7.6m at chart datum. The channel is well-lit and markers start 3 miles out from the harbour mouth.
Port Nikau has multiple berths, ranging from 31m to 175m. Depth at the channel berth is 9m at chart datum and depth at the inside berth is 7m.