Boating and marine

A boat ramp in Auckland. Boat ramps

Auckland Council maintains a number of boat ramps across the Auckland region. 

Click on an area listed below to find out where you can launch your boat. 

 


 

Auckland Central and Waiheke

Avenue Road East, Otahuhu

Public ramp.

Avondale Road West

Locked. Contact us to request access.

Bastion Point

Tamaki Drive.

Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve

End of Endeavour Street. Due to ongoing vandalism, this ramp has a locked gate with combination lock. Please contact us for the combination code if you wish to use the boat ramp.

Blockhouse Bay Reserve

End of Lewis Street.

Flat Rock Jetty

Flat Rock Reserve, Mataroa Road / Panama Road.

Kohimarama

Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Sage Road.

Kohimarama

Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Averill Avenue, next to public toilet.

Mission Bay

Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Mission Bay Reserve.

Mt Wellington

Public ramp, popular use. End of Waipuna Road.

Okahu Bay

Public ramp. Off Tamaki Drive.

Oliver Road, Pt Chevalier

Onehunga boat ramp

Public ramp at end of Orpheus Drive.

Orakei Basin Reserve

Panmure

Kings Road.

Panmure Basin

Ireland Road.

Panmure Basin

Peterson Road.

Point England

End of point England Road. Locked gate with combination lock. Please contact us for the combination code if you wish to use the boat ramp. 

Raymond Street

8am to 8pm use at high water only.

Seaside Park

Brady Road, Otahuhu (located next to the changing rooms).

St Heliers

Public ramp not suitable for large boats. Adjacent to Cliff Road playground.

St Heliers

Public ramp not suitable for large boats. Adjacent to Cliff Road public toilet.

Waikowhai

Public boat ramp at the bottom of Waikowhai Road.

Westhaven Marina

Public boat ramp at city end of Westhaven Marina. Fee to access.

Westmere Park Avenue

No longer operational. Use either Raymond Reserve or Oliver Street.

Kennedy Point

One commercial and one recreational ramp.

Matiatia Bay

One commercial and one recreational ramp.

Rock Bay

Glenbrook Road.

Sandy Bay

Great Barrier Road. Open 24 hours all year round except for 24 December to 6 February, and Good Friday to Easter Tuesday inclusive.

Please note:

  • The boat ramp is closed to all vehicle traffic with a locked bollard from 12 midday to 6pm on the days listed above. This is to ensure the safety of other beach users as the beach is often busy during this period.
  • The bollard will be re-opened at 6pm.
  • There is a sign posted at the top of the boat ramp detailing the closure information.

Surfdale

The Esplanade.

 

Franklin

Port Waikato

Waiuku Forest

Karioitahi

Read specials rules at Karioitahi Beach before setting out. See below:

Karioitahi Beach has special provisions to minimise vehicle activity, including:

  • A pedestrian only 'Safe Zone'

Karioitahi Beach Safe Zone.

  • A speed restriction of 20kmph in the 1km area either side of the Safe Zone.
  • Vehicles, including motorcycles and quad bikes are prohibited from the sand dunes: they must enter and exit the beach through the designated access ways and may not cross through the Safe Zone.
  • Between 10am and 6pm, Labour weekend to March, dogs may not remain in the Safe Zone, but may be taken directly through on a leash.
  • The Beach Control Bylaw is enforced by local Police and Council Officers and hefty fines can apply. As the beach is a legal road you can also be charged for breaking any other road rules.

Glenbrook Beach

Grahams Beach Reserve

Small ramp.

Te Toro Reserve

All tide.

Wattle Bay Reserve

Kaiaua

Miranda

Whakatiwai

Les Batkin Reserve

Elbow Reserve

Hoods Landing

 

Manukau

Kawakawa Bay Coast Road Reserve

On foreshore next to jetty. Concrete - all tide.

Maraetai Park

From helipad to water edge - concrete.

Omana Esplanade, Maraetai

Of Omana Esplanade.  Near main gateway - timber.

Sunkist Bay Reserve, Beachlands

Far end of reserve by seawall - concrete.

Below jetty - concrete.

Cockle Bay Reserve, Howick Beach

Concrete.

Opposite Howick Sea Rescue - concrete.

First boat ramp on access way - concrete.

Opposite kiosk - concrete.

Ara Tai Esplanade Reserve, Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach

Concrete - all tide.

Dinghy ramp north of main boat ramp - concrete.

Main boat ramp - concrete.

Grangers Point - concrete.

Eastern Beach

Concrete.

Tiraumea Drive Reserve

Concrete.

Coronation Road, Mangere Bridge

End of Coronation Road near old harbour bridge - concrete - all tide.

Kiwi Esplanade

Several boat ramps in vicinity of the boat clubs - concrete.

Greers Road Foreshore

Concrete.

Hazards Road Foreshore

Concrete.

 

North Shore

Attwood Reserve

Attwood Road - dinghy ramp.

Kell Park

Kell Drive - dinghy ramp.

Rahui Reserve

Rahui Road - dinghy ramp.

Rame Esplanade Reserve

Rame Road - dinghy ramp.

Rame Reserve

Rame Road - boat ramp.

The Landing

Wharf Road - boat ramp.

Gold Hole

Princess Street - boat ramp.

Hellyers Creek Reserve

Paragon Avenue - dinghy ramp.

Hilders park

Beach Haven Road - boat and dinghy ramp.

Hinemoa Park

Hinemoa Street - boat and dinghy ramp.

Island Bay Reserve

Island Bay Road - boat and dinghy ramp.

Little Shoal Bay Foreshore

Maritime Terrace - dinghy ramp.

Blair Park

Stanley Point Road - dinghy ramp.

Cheltenham Beach Reserve

Bath Street - dinghy ramp.

King Edward Parade

King Edward Parade - boat and dinghy ramp

Narrow Neck Beach

Old Lake Road, Vauxhall Road - boat and dinghy ramp.

Queens Parade Reserve

Queens Parade - dinghy ramp.

Sandy Bay Reserve

Sandy Bay Road - boat ramp.

Stanley Bay Beach Reserve

Calliope Road - dinghy ramp.

Torpedo Bay

King Edward Parade - boat and dinghy ramp

Browns Bay Beach Reserve

Manly Esplanade - boat and dinghy ramp.

Mairangi Bay Beach Reserve

Valley Road - dinghy ramp.

Murrays Bay Beach Reserves

Beach Road - boat ramp.

Rothesay Bay Beach Reserve

Rothesay Bay Road - dinghy ramp.

Waiake Beach Reserve

Beach Road and Rock Isle Road - boat and dinghy ramp.

Deborah Reserve

Okura River Road - dinghy ramp.

Manuka Reserve

Manuka Road - boat ramp.

Castor Bay Beach Reserve

Beach Road - dinghy ramp.

Killarney Park

Manurere Avenue - dinghy ramp.

Milford Beach Front Reserve

Ocean View Road - dinghy ramp.

Milford Reserve

Craig Road - boat and dinghy ramp.

Quarry Lake Reserve

Northcote Road - boat ramp.

Sylvan Park

Sylvan Parks Road - dinghy ramps.

Takapuna Beach

The Promenade, The Strand - boat and dinghy ramp.

Wairau Estuary Reserve

Inga Road - boat ramp.

 

Papakura

Youngs Park

Cliff Road.

Walter Strevens Reserve

Walter Strevens Drive, Conifer Grove.

 

Rodney

Arkles Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Duncansby Road, Whale Cove

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Fishermans Rock Reserve

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Fishermans Rock/Pacific Parade Landing and Access Ramp

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Gulf Harbour (Laurie Southwick Parade)

Concrete two-lane ramp with pontoon. Parking available.

Hatfields Beach

Vehicles access for cars. Concrete two-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Langton Road, Stanmore Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Little Manly Beach

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Big Manly (Beach Road)

Concrete and metal one-lane ramp. Limited parking but some parking is available on adjacent reserve.

Big Manly (Sailing Club)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking but additional parking available in the reserve.

Big Manly East (eastern end off Tindalls Bay Road)

Concrete and metal one-lane ramp. Limited parking but some parking is available on adjacent reserve.

Matakatia Beach

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Orewa Beach (Marine View)

Provides beach access for cars, concrete on lane ramp. Limited parking.

Orewa Estuary

Provides access for cars. Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Red Beach (Bay Street)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Red Beach (Chelverton Tce)

Concrete one-lane ramp.

Red Beach (Ngapara Street)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Stanmore Bay Reserve

Concrete two-lane ramp. Adequate parking available.

Stanmore Bay West (Cooper Road)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Swann Cove

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Tindalls Beach

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Waiwera Beach

Vehicle access for cars and tractors. Concrete one-lane ramp that provides beach access only.  Parking is limited.

Waiwera Bridge

Vehicle access suitable for cars only. Concrete ramp.

Algies Bay (Gordon Craig Place)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Algies Bay (Alexander Road)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Baddleys Beach

Metal and sand one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Big Moaha Boat Ramp

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Buckleton Bay (North)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Buckleton Bay (South)

Concrete and sand one -lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Campbells Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Dawsons Landing

Metal two-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Jamiesons Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Leigh Harbour

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Martins Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Matakana Wharf

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Omaha

Concrete three-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Opahi Bay

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Point Wells

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Rainbows End

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Sandspit

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Snells Beach (Sunburst Ave)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.

Snells Beach (Ariki Ave)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Snells Beach (Snells Beach Road)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Snells Beach (Sunrise Boulevard/Dalton Road)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Ti Point

Concrete and timber ramp that has one very narrow lane.  Limited parking.

Warkworth

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Birds Beach

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Hoteo (Mungakura)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Jordons Road

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Makarau

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Parakai

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Port Albert Wharf (high tide ramp)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Port Albert Wharf (all tide ramp)

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Riverhead

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

Shelly Beach

Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.

Stables Landing

Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.

 

Waitakere

Alex Jenkins Memorial

End of South Titirangi Road.

Archibald Park

Access from Archibald Road - small boats only.

Armour Bay Reserve

Armour Road. Formed on rock conglomerate.

The Concourse

At northern end of Selwood Road.

Foster Bay Reserve

West end of Foster Avenue, adjacent to 19 and 21.

French Bay Esplanade

Two ramps. One adjacent to north end of Otitori Bay and one south of intersection of Valley and Otitori Bay Roads.

Harbourview - Orangihina

End of Harbourview Road, at south end of Harbourview Road car park.

Kelvin Strand

On rock sea wall adjacent to 3 and 48 Beach Road.

Lake Panorama

South west of lake. Opposite 57 Sapperton Drive.

Little Huia Beach

Little Huia, northern end of beach.

Paremuka Lakeside

Jetty. Opposite 60 Hillwell Drive.

Piha South Road Reserve

Marine Parade (south).

Riverpark Reserve

At 12 Bittern Place. North end of carpark off Bitern Place.

Sandys Parade

Boat ramp no. 1.

Semillon Reserve

Jetty. North end of wetland/pond adjacent to Shiraz Place.

Spinnaker Strand

Cul de sac of Beach Road.

Taipari Strand

Wooden pontoon. End of driveway opposite water ski club. Adjacent to ramp.

Tui Glen Reserve

Jetty. Western edge of park. Adjacent to creek opposite Cranwell Park.

Twin Wharves

Located at the far end of Christmas Beach.

Harbourview

Kelvin Strand.

Waimarie Beach

Waimarie Road, Whenuapai Village.

Waitakere City Stadium

Chris Timms jetty. At base of zigzag path/garden. East of stadium, on Henderson Creek.

Wood Bay Reserve

Two ramps. One opposite toilets and one opposite pumping station.

Taipari Strand

Western side of Te Atatu Peninsula.

Chapman Strand

Six ramps. Northern tip of Te Atatu Peninsula. Adjacent to Yacht Club.

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