Ports and Wharves

This section contains information on ports, wharves and facilities as well as aids to navigation. See also:

Council-Owned Facilities

Council owns, or has responsibility for, inspection and/or maintenance functions for four ports and wharves throughout the District. These are located at Mapua, Motueka (wharf now in private ownership), Riwaka and Tarakohe. In addition, Council owns 50% of Port Nelson Ltd in a joint venture operation with Nelson City Council.

Commercial Vessel Licences

Find the requirements for operating a commercial vessel.

Fuel and Water

Information about fuel and water supplies for vessels.


Find contact details for the regional harbourmaster.

Location of Ports and Wharves

Find information about ports and wharves, including navigation notes and fees.


Find out about charts, aids to navigation and requirements for navigation lights on your vessel.

Managing Waste from Boats

Find out about managing your boat waste, including sewage, rubbish, plastics, oil and hull scrapings.

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