Wharfs and Moorings

Our harbour facilities include recreational facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and commercial facilities such as wharves.

Sailboat at Manaia

Council managed Boat Ramps and Wharves will be open for recreational activities at COVID-19 Delta levels 1 and 2. Please follow hygiene and social distancing guidelines. Scan in using the COVID QR signs in place at Council facilities.

Whitianga Wharf

With the change in guidance around fishing from wharves and the knowledge that the Whitianga Ferry will resume at level 3, Council are working to re-open part of the Whitianga Wharf to the public for fishing and ferry passengers.

A trial, cordoning off the pedestrian area and kiosk from the commercial area, will be put in place so the public have an area available to fish from and access the ferry.

Signage will be put in place requesting the public (and non-commercial vehicles) keep off the commercial part of the wharf whilst vessels are at the wharf and maintain 2m social distancing.

It may take some time to get barriers/fencing organised but you should see a change soon.

For the remaining Council operated wharves there are NO changes to operations indicated via Level 3 and 4 guidance.

Our harbour facilities include recreational facilities such as boat ramps, jetties and commercial facilities such as wharves.

Our wharves are maintained and managed to provide for a range of recreational and commercial uses. Examples of these are recreational boat servicing, scenic and charter boat operations and commercial fishing/harvesting.

Many harbour control and administration functions that were previously undertaken by us are now undertaken by the Waikato Regional Council; particularly activities below the Mean High Water Mark (e.g. harbour administration, mooring permits, etc).

Land Information New Zealand also has some harbour control and administration functions under the  Marine and Coastal Activities Act 2011.

Harbour Masters

Please visit the Waikato Regional Council's website for contact information for the Harbourmasters on the Coromandel.

Wharf Locations

Our wharfs are situated at the following locations:

  • Coromandel - Hanafords Wharf
  • Coromandel - Sugarloaf Wharf 
  • Coromandel - Wharf
  • Port Charles - Wharf
  • Thames - Wharf
  • Whitianga - Old Ferry Landing Wharf
  • Whitianga - Wharf
  • Matarangi - Jetty
  • Tairua - Jetty and Paku Wharf
  • Pauanui - Jetty
  • Whangapoua - Jetty
  • Whangamata - Wharf

You can use Google Maps or our own mapping system to find these locations.

Using our Facilities and Fees

Please contact our customer services to discuss using our wharves.

Passenger Charges

For commercial charter boats and commercial ferry services operating from Council wharf and jetty facilities in the Coromandel-Colville Ward, a charge of $1 per passenger (under 5yrs free) is charged to the operator to assist Council maintain and improve its harbour facilities.

For more information please contact us.


To lease or purchase a mooring on the Peninsula, please contact the Waikato Regional Council or visit their webpage about moorings here.

Rules and Regulations

  • The skipper must ensure the proper and safe berthing of the vessel on our wharfs. The skipper and owner shall be responsible for any damage caused to the wharf or structure by or as a result of the use of such vessel.
  • Please clean up any mess created while berthing at one of our wharfs
  • Animals aren't allowed on the wharf, except to load and unload them from the boat
  • Keep hazardous substances at home. If you need to use a hazardous substance, contact the Harbour Master first.
  • Please don't do something on our wharfs which create objectionable odours
  • We have no responsibility in respect of any goods landed on our wharves. The security of all goods is the responsibility of the boat owner or skipper.
  • Our Wharf Managers may regulate the duration of stay of any vessel at any wharf or structure.
  • You need our Wharf Managers approval to occupy a berth. Contact our customer service centre for their details.