Sailing in Whangaroa Harbour is a cruiser’s paradise. Tucked in a fjord-like indentation in the coast, the waters are sheltered and calm and are lined with bays and coves where you can anchor in seclusion. High forested hills rise steeply from the shores, creating a stunning backdrop of natural beauty virtually everywhere. There are two resorts in the harbor, as well as a first-rate marina.
Moorings are available for a fee off Kingfish Lodge. There are many sheltered anchorages in the harbor, including the one in Kingfish Cove.
Dinghy dockage: Dinghy dockage is available.
Exploring the sheltered waters of this large harbor is a delightful way to spend the day. Among the natural attractions is the impressive waterfall in Rere Bay. Taking the dinghy into the creek off Lane’s Cove is a fun excursion, though you have to go in at high tide. The harbor has two resorts, Kingfish Lodge at Kingfish Cove and the Game Fishing Club at Whangaroa settlement. Both have restaurants and bars.
Dockage, electricity, showers, rest rooms, water, and provisions are available.