Harbour Facilities

South Bay Marina

Situated on the southern side of the Kaikōura Peninsula, the Marina has a seawall, slipway, fuel facility, public toilet, boat wash down area and parking for buses, cars, trailers and boats.

If you wish to pay for your Recreational Slipway Fee online, our bank account details are:

Kaikōura District Council

Please give us a call 03 319 5026 or send an email to kdc@kaikoura.govt.nz with your details. ie: Name, Address, Phone Number and the boat trailer registration number.  We can post the ticket to you once your payment has been confirmed.

Harbour Fees (incl. GST)

Recreational Slipway Fee

$  10.00 per launch (this is to be paid at the pay and display machine)
$  85.00 per month
$299.00 per annum

Commercial Slipway Fee

Slipway Fee (commercial user)  -  $1,725.00 per annum

South Bay Boat park Lease (per boat park)  -  $3,450.00 per annum

Fishing Charters and other Commercial Users - $230.00 per month

Berthage Fees - New North Wharf  -  $2,300.00 per annum

Passenger Cruise vessels - $500.00 per visit

North Wharf and Old Wharf

Both wharves are on the northern side of the peninsula, the North Wharf on Wakatu Quay and the Old Wharf on Avoca Street.

The North Wharf deck is designed for highway normal loading as per the Transit bridge manual, and the fendering system is designed for a boat of a maximum loading of 100 tonnes displacement (a fishing vessel of up to 20m long).

The depth alongside is approximately 2.5m below chart datum and leading lights are in place for the approach to the wharf.


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5 December 2018