New Zealand Customs REQUIRE that all vessels bound for New Zealand report to customs NO LATER THAN 48 hours prior to arrival. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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|
(09) 430 4100
(09) 438 4444, (09) 438 3377
|Weather||VHF Ch 20
(09) 438 8050
|Whangarei Police||(09) 430 4500|
|Visitor information Centres||
|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