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.


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

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.

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 are being added in 2022. 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 is currently under redevelopment with expected completion in June 2022, 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. Click here to find out more.

Berthage Registration

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

Port Nikau Marine News

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 …

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 …

Sea Eagle II flies Whangārei nest - world's largest aluminium yacht may yet be back

October 23, 2021

Sea Eagle II departs Whangārei

In April this year, the world’s largest aluminium yacht arrived in the Whangārei Harbour. The triple 62.5m high mast Sea Eagle II has been moored at Port Nikau since finishing off her maiden voyage and sea trial all the way from the Netherlands. Sea Eagle II’s arrival caused a touch of concern when its 62.5m …

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.