Wharfage and Berthage Fees and Charges

Please note: These charges may be reviewed at any stage during the year by Council resolution.

These comments apply to all Port Tarakohe charges listed below:

  • The Port has cameras located to monitor activity, manage health and safety and security risks.  The footage from these camera's will be used to support enforcement action against parties that ignore the fees and charges for use of facilities at Port Tarakohe.
  • All charges may be varied by the Chief Executive Officer where special circumstances exist.
  • No storage is permitted on wharf structures unless specifically authorised by the Port Manager in writing.  Demurrage/storage rates apply after 24 hrs of cargo/material arriving (allowance to be made for extenuating circumstances such as bad weather).  Storage to be in assigned areas only.  Bulk cargo in transit may have extended demurrage with approval of the Harbour Manager.  Failure to comply may result in a "penalty storage charge" (PSC) of $500.00 being issued and non-removal within 48 hours may incur removal charges and a further fee of $500.00 for the manager's time in arranging relocation of storage materials.
  • All charges for berths, moorings, storage and rents are payable in advance.  For any overdue payments, a penalty interest charge of 1% per month will be payable.  All other payments are due within 30 days and on standard commercial trade terms.
  • An administration charge of 10% per annum (plus GST) may be added to berthage charges paid by instalments arranged during the year.
  • Visitors and users that do not follow instructions to notify the Port Manager 24 hours before arrival to pre-arrange accommodation requirements, will be charged a penalty fee of $100.00 to reflect the time the manager is required to reactively spend chasing new arrivals and placing them in the correct locations.
  • A fixed marine fuelling site, or any mobile fuelling where oils are transferred by way of a hose or similar between shore and ship, or ship to ship, is required to have a Tier-1 Fuel Transfer Site Oil Spill Contingency Plan approved in advance by the Council's Regional On-Scene Commander.  This does not apply to the transfer of self-contained fuel containers (tote tanks, sealed drums or similar) from shore to ship or ship to ship.  The Council as port Operator has full control over any activities conducted within the Port and therefore approval in writing is required before any fuel transfer is permitted - any approvals will also be subject to litreage charges.  Failure to seek approval and comply with Council's requirements will see a fine of $2,000 plus the costs of the activity that would normally apply and any costs of clean-up/damage repair.  
  • Council will be undertaking a review of its ports activity. This is likely to result in an increase in fees and charges as this business moves to funding depreciation and any rates funding is removed.

Wharfage and Berthage

Berthage of a vessel at a Council-owned Wharf

Charges from 1 July 2018 including GST

Passengers over the wharf (where no vessel berthed)

$6.50 per person, over 5 years of age

Casual (daily)

$4.80 per metre* or 44 cents per gross registered tonnage, whichever is the greater, plus port charges (security, line party etc.)

*Discounts may be available for long term stays by arrangement only

Ancillary Services

Includes security, line party and all other services 

$80.00 per hour


Wharfage for Port Tarakohe


Charges from 1 July 2018 including GST

Type of cargo


Fish and shellfish

Includes all marine animals

$20.50 per tonne

Other, including general cargo

Rates for large bulk by negotiation

$7.50 per tonne

Fuel and oil (other than use of fixed facility)

Fuel transfer only - no storage

3 cent per litre


All truck movements >1.5 tonne



Berths and Moorings - Marina Type

 Berth Length

Charges from 1 July 2018 including GST (per annum)

Recreational-Plastic Marina

8 metre - restricted access



8 metre



10 metre



12 metre



14 metre



16 metre



18 metre



20 metre


Commercial-Plastic Marina

8 metre - restricted access



8 metre 



10 metre 



12 metre



14 metre



16 metre



18 metre



20 metre


Commercial-Concrete Marina  12 metre  $7,900.00
   14 metre  $9,300.00
   15 metre  $9,500.00
   16 metre  $11,000.00
   25 metre  $17,300.0

Live aboard - Marina


$120.00 per month



Charges from 1 July 2018 incl GST

Recreational visitor - mooring

$29.00 per day
Fore and aft mooring: outer arm $1,700.00
Live aboard - mooring $55.00 per month plus mooring cost


Boat Ramp

Charges from 1 July 2018 incl GST
Tarakohe boat ramp barrier arm $10.00 per use
Pohara Boat Club members boat ramp access $100.00 pa. Fees collected and paid by Pohara Boat Club prior to issue of card (plus $10 for each access card)
Non-Pohara Boat Club members boat ramp access $150.00 pa (plus $10.00 for each access card)


Demurrage/storage at Port Golden Bay (Tarakohe Harbour)


Charges from 1 July 2018 including GST

Type of storage

Period for application of charges


Boat Storage Compound

Per week paid in advance


Boat Storage Compound

Per month paid in advance


Boat Storage Compound

Per year paid in advance


Open storage



Fenced storage



Standard rubbish skip






20’ TEU container






40’ FEU container







Trans-shipping of cargo at sea


Charges from 1 July 2018 including GST

Cargo, Goods, Merchandise or other Material

$2.60 per tonne