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Tauranga Bridge Marina

Arrival Notification
If you are a foreign vessel arriving in Tauranga - New Zealand.
Fax:
Phone:
Email:
+64 7 571 4134
+64 29 277 0635

yachts@customs.govt.nz
advance notice before leaving your last port.

Prior to arrival
The Master of every vessel is required to give 48 hours notice of the expected port of entry and estimated time of arrival to the New Zealand Customs Service and MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ).

Do not anchor in New Zealand waters before clearing Customs.

You need to arrange Customs and Immigration clearance please do so via one of the following methods:

Nautical Miles
70
60
14(approx)
Call
Plenty Maritime Radio 68
Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard 01
Tauranga Bridge Marina
VHF
68
01
73

NOTE: Plenty Maritime Radio and Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Monitor VHF 16

The following information is designed to assist vessels visiting NZ with the NZ Customs Service and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) arrival and departure formalities. Compliance with these procedures will ensure that the border entry and departure requirements for you and your craft are completed efficiently and with the minimum of delay.

Full information on providing this notice of arrival is available: www.customs.govt.nz

and the required forms can be downloaded from:
www.customs.govt.nz

For more information on Biosecurity in New Zealand please go to:
www.mpi.govt.nz

When Nearing NZ
Contact can be made by calling Maritime radio on SSB 4125 Khz or VHF ch 16. If there are any changes to your ETA, the radio operator will be able to notify NZ Customs Service and MAFBNZ official so they can prepare for your arrival.

Links of interest
Weather - Met Service:
Tides - Met Service:
NZ Coastguard:
Tourism Bay of Plenty:
Port of Tauranga:
www.metservice.com/marine/coastal/plenty
www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/tidal-info/tide-tables
www.taurangacoastguard.co.nz/
www.bayofplentynz.com/
www.port-tauranga.co.nz/



Tauranga Harbour & Marina Approach Plan



Stay Aboard Application Form

  Click here for Stay Aboard Application Form


eol wifi Tauranga Bridge Marina
New Zealand Port of Entry

101 Te Awanui Drive, SH 2, Tauranga, 3116, NZ
P.O. Box 4500 Mount Maunganui 3149

Phone:
Fax:
Email:
+64 7 575 8264
+64 7 575 8369

info@marina.co.nz


Tauranga Harbour & Marina Approaches

Tauranga Harbour Entrance Pilotage
Vessels over 100 gross tons:
must contact Tauranga Bridge Marina in advance, to arrange an
"Exemption from Compulsory Pilotage Certificate".

Vessels over 500 gross tons:
must arrange a Pilot through Tauranga Port Radio VHF 12.

Chart NZ 5412 - Covers the approaches to, and Tauranga harbour.

TO CHECK ON COMMERCIAL SHIPPING ENTERING OR LEAVING THE HARBOUR Call Tauranga Port Radio on VHF 12.

The entrance to Tauranga harbour is to the west of the 230 metre high Mount Maunganui, which is visible from many miles to seaward.
The harbour entrance should be approached from the North East to avoid coming too close to Matakana Bank, which breaks in heavy weather. The main marked channel to enter Tauranga harbour has at 10 metres of water at chart datum, but the tidal streams can be very strong, 4.5 to 5 knots (spring tides).

Inside The Harbour
Latitude:
Longitude:
37 40.25'S
176 10.5'E


Once inside the Tauranga Harbour - Tauranga Bridge Marina is located 2.2 nautical miles due South of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) on the Eastern side of town reach, North East of the Harbour Bridge.

Follow the line of green channel markers, leaving them to Starboard all the way down to channel marker 21.

Call Bridge Marina on VHF 73 and inform them of your position. Our rental berths do not come with mooring lines but you could ask which side of the vessel you should put your boat fenders.

As you reach channel marker 21 the harbour bridge will be clearly visible in front of you, and the marina away on your Port bow.

Customs & Arrival Berth
Tauranga Bridge Marina operates a Customs Berth for incoming / outgoing vessels.

The berth is alongside an area of the floating attenuator 40 metres due South of channel marker 8 and is easily identified by bright yellow pile caps and dock fenders, (see the aerial photo view of this page) care should be taken when berthing alongside to allow for the direction of the tidal flow that can reach 2 knots in this area of the harbour.

The Customs Berth is operted by Tauranga Bridge Marina in conjunction with NZ Customs & MPI / Biosecurity NZ and the appropriate arrival notification described earlier must be given.

The Customs Berth is currently unlit during the hours of darkness.

Navigation Lights , Marina Entrance
Northern Breakwater: Two fixed red lights, vertically mounted
Southern Breakwater: Flashing green light, visible 180' through 270'

Berthing In Tidal Marinas
Boat owners who are not experienced in maneuvering within tidal marinas should make this clear to marina staff before arrival. An experienced staff member will meet you in the work boat "GG" and pilot you to your allocated marina berth. This service is available at no cost, between the hours of 0800 to 1800, or to plan their arrival for slack water which last approximately 20 minutes either side of high and low tides.

Rental Berths
At Tauranga Bridge Marina we have one of the largest selections of berth sizes in the South Pacific.

Rental Berth Sizes

Max length over all Beam Draft
10.5 Metres
12 Metres
14 Metres
16 Metres
18 Metres
20 Metres
25 Metres
37 Metres
(34')
(39'6")
(45'10")
(52'5")
(59')
(65'6")
(82')
(121')
4.3m
4.7m
5.2m
5.5m
6m
6.5m
6.5m
10m
(14')
(15'.4")
(17')
(18')
(19'6")
(21'3")
(21'3")
(32'7")
2.8m
2.8m
2.8m/3m
3m
3m
3m &4.5m
3m & 4m
3m
(9'2")
(9'2")
(9'8")
(9'8")
(9'8")
(14'7")
(13')
(9'8")


Non standard multi hull berths are available on request.

* Vessel requiring deep water berths will have to enter marina at high water.

All our berths have a full-length finger pontoon on one side; this is clearly visible on the marina site plan. Boat fenders should be dropped right down to the water as the pontoons only float 500mm (1'6") above sea level.



Click here to view the TAURANGA BRIDGE MARINA SITE PLAN


Mooring Lines
Rental berths do not include mooring lines so we would advise you to have adequate mooring lines to secure your vessel. Please note that we do not allow any hard shackles as they wear the galvanised coating off our mooring rings. If you plan to leave your vessel unattended for a long period we advise you to double up on your mooring lines.





 
   
         
 
   
 
         
   
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