Arrival Info

Customs clearance

New Zealand Customs REQUIRE that all vessels bound for New Zealand report to customs NO LATER THAN 48 hours prior to arrival. Email yachts@customs.govt.nz before you depart for New Zealand.

 

  • Approaching Whangarei, arrange your Customs clearance time through Whangarei Harbour Radio on Ch 16 or Ch 19.
  • Proceed to the Port of Entry Customs Clearance Berth at Marsden Cove Marina as detailed here. GPS co-ordinates at the entrance of the channel leading into the marina 35* 49.857’S 174* 28.439E
  • Call Marsden Cove on Ch 18 to arrange berthage
  • Do not anchor in New Zealand waters before customs clearance.

Local contacts

Here are some local contacts to help you get sorted quickly.

Calling Tips: When calling from outside New Zealand, use the international code 64 and take off the zero before the area code 9. If you are in Whangarei and using a mobile phone, dial 09 first then the phone number.

Coastguard VHF CH. 16 & 83 FOR THE WHANGAREI AREA.
Customs Freephone 0800 428 786
Whangarei Harbour Radio Ch 18
MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (Quarantine) (09) 437 2822
Marsden Cove Marina VHF CH. 18    (09) 432 7740 
Whangarei Marina VHF CH. 18
(09) 438 2033
Riverside Drive Marina (O9) 438 2248

Public Hospital

Taxis

(09) 430 4100

(09) 438 4444, (09) 438 3377

Weather VHF Ch 20
(09) 438 8050
Whangarei Police (09) 430 4500
Emergency Services 111
Bus services
Visitor information Centres
  • The Hub Info Centre Town Basin (09) 430 1188
  • Whangarei i-SITE (09) 438 1079
Library Rust Avenue (09) 430 7206
Northland Regional Council Marine radio stations

SSB Radio Scheds passage to/from NZ

SSB service now offered by Far North Radio.

  • 1800-1900 hours New Zealand daylight time - 6.516MHz