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Marsden Cove Marina at sunset


Welcome to Whangārei

A place to call it home
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Whangārei is a warm, friendly city where people still smile and wave at each other in the street. It’s in the northern part of New Zealand - the warmest part of the country, known for its sunshine hours and beautiful island landscapes. 

All of our marinas welcome international cruisers living aboard their boats. The cruising community is sociable and friendly.  You’ll make new friends and connect with a truly special place.

A choice of marinas

With four marinas to choose from, you'll find a place that is perfect for you... and your boat. Choose from proximity to the town or the beautiful Marsden Cove. 

Get the jobs done

​From minor maintenance to a complete refit, every aspect of your job can be completed in Whangārei. We have the haulout facilities and the expertise in all marine trades to get you back on the water quickly. Whangārei Marine Group’s members are ready and waiting to assist. 

Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery
While you are here

​Don’t miss anything Whangārei has to offer.  Our friends at Whangārei ‘Love it here’ have produced a website that is all about the attractions and opportunities available in Whangārei. 

Open Bridge at Hatea River
Your arrival in Whangārei and in NZ

Whangārei Marina has prepared some useful guides to navigating to Whangārei (by road, sea or air), opening the bascule bridge, and New Zealand’s customs and biosecurity processes. Jump over to their site to find out what you need to know. 

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