Port Nikau Marine

Port Nikau is positioned in the heart of Whangarei Harbour’s marine precinct and features a deep water marina with berthage for a wide range of vessels, including superyachts, commercial ships, yachts and launches, fishing boats, workboats and charter vessels.


With 670m of wharf space, Port Nikau can accommodate a wide range of vessels, including fishing boats, large commercial boats, tugs, workboats and charter vessels.


Port Nikau welcomes superyachts and has established facilities to accommodate up to five supertyachts, up to 65m, with a newly built floating pontoon.

Recreational Vessels

Eastpoint Marina offers full services to recreational vessels, with construction on the newly designed Piers A and B beginning this year.

Explore Whangārei

We’ve put together information to help boat crews from around the world make the most of their time here in Whangārei.

World Renowned Marine Precinct

Whangārei has a strong tradition of boat building, with a global reputation for vessel repairs and servicing built on an extensive range of marine businesses in the area. Port Nikau is committed to strengthening this marine precinct, with existing services including berthage for a wide range of commercial, recreational and superyacht vessels. Additional piers are being built this year, with a 120-berth marina planned for the future. Berthage is supported by a marine fuel stop, boat ramp, power and water, and wharf and land space to rent. There are also a large number of other professional companies and talented craftsmen offering the experience and expertise needed for both repairs and refit.

Perfect Home Base For Crews

Port Nikau offers an ideal environment for all your vessel repairs and the Whangārei District is the ideal base for your crew to experience the best New Zealand has to offer. This small city is within a short drive or bike ride from Port Nikau, and provides a wide variety of places to eat, visit and enjoy the beautiful natural environment, as well as discovering New Zealand’s unique local culture.

Learn more

We understand it’s important for your crew to enjoy their time in New Zealand too, so we’ve put together information specifically for visiting superyachts, to help you discover all Whangārei has to offer. We hope this information helps boat crews from all around the world make the most of their time here in Whangārei.

Find the full list of resources here.

Find the best value meals in town, the most breathtaking natural bush walks and the best diving and surf spots, with our comprehensive guides, put together, especially for visiting superyachts, and full of local tips and advice.

Find the full list of resources here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is Port Nikau?

    Formerly home to Whangārei’s city port, Port Nikau represents 100 hectares of freehold development in the heart of Whangārei, Northland, New Zealand. With over four kilometres of coastline, access to deep water and close proximity to arterial routes, amenities and facilities, Port Nikau is uniquely positioned out into the Whangārei Harbour to create genuine waterfront living and harbourside opportunities. Click here for a map of the area.

  • 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.

  • What marine facilities are currently available at Port Nikau?

    Port Nikau is home to a deep-water marina, with 13m-18m berths available, as well as 670 metres of commercial wharf space available for short and long term berthage. This is suitable for fishing boats, large commercial boats, tugs, workboats and charter vessels, and accommodates boats up to 8 metre draft. A dedicated superyacht pontoon provides for superyachts up to 90m LOA. 

    24 extra marina berths were added in 2022 at our new Pier B Marina. A marine fuel stop and boat ramp are available. See our Marine Facilities.

  • Are power and water available at the wharves and marina?

    Yes, power and water utilities are available. Refer to specific facilities for details.

  • Can you cycle to the central city from Port Nikau?

    Yes, it’s an easy flat ride into Whangārei city, taking 10 to 15 minutes. The Port Road bridge has recently been upgraded to allow a bike path to the central city, making the journey safer and easier. Port Road connects to the Town Basin, Hatea Loop and a shared cycleway to the Waimahanga Track and Onerahi. 

Berthage Registration

To register a marina berth, please complete this form and we will be in touch.

For space availability, please call our Marine Manager, Blair Smeal, on +64 (027) 423 8064

Port Nikau Marine News

Colin of Parlay Revival standing on the bow

November 29, 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 …

Ocean Dream Walker III berthed at Port Nikau Superyacht Marina

August 22, 2023

Meet the Captain of Superyacht Dream Walker III

Port Nikau was proud to host Ocean Dream Walker III with us earlier this year as they completed maintenance and repairs after a South Pacific trip.

Whangārei’s global maritime training qualification

February 11, 2022

Whangārei global maritime training qualification underway

A globally-recognised maritime training qualification being offered in Northland for the first time is open for enrolments. The first intake started on 1 February and ran for seven days during which time participants have been armed with personal survival skills at sea.  Training 4 Safety is the first Northland business to deliver the training, which …

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.

Selling Now

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


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