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.
Avenue Road East, Otahuhu
Avondale Road West
Locked. Contact us to request access.
Blockhouse Bay Beach Reserve
End of Endeavour Street. Due to ongoing vandalism, this ramp is only open to keyholders. Keys are available to other users under strict user conditions. Contact us to request access.
Blockhouse Bay Reserve
End of Lewis Street.
Flat Rock Jetty
Flat Rock Reserve, Mataroa Road / Panama Road.
Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Sage Road.
Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Averill Avenue, next to public toilet.
Public ramp. Not suitable for large boats. Opposite Mission Bay Reserve.
Public ramp, popular use. End of Waipuna Road.
Oliver Road, Pt Chevalier
Onehunga boat ramp
Public ramp at end of Orpheus Drive.
Orakei Basin Reserve
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.
8am to 8pm use at high water only.
Brady Road, Otahuhu (located next to the changing rooms).
Public ramp not suitable for large boats. Adjacent to Cliff Road playground.
Public ramp not suitable for large boats. Adjacent to Cliff Road public toilet.
Public boat ramp at the bottom of Waikowhai Road.
Public boat ramp at city end of Westhaven Marina. Fee to access.
Westmere Park Avenue
Locked. Contact us for more information.
One commercial and one recreational ramp.
Great Barrier Road. Open 24 hours all year round except for 24 December to 6 February, and Good Friday to Easter Tuesday inclusive.
Read specials rules at Karioitahi Beach before setting out. See below:
Karioitahi Beach has special provisions to minimise vehicle activity, including:
Grahams Beach Reserve
Te Toro Reserve
Wattle Bay Reserve
Les Batkin Reserve
Kawakawa Bay Coast Road Reserve
On foreshore next to jetty. Concrete - all tide.
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
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.
Tiraumea Drive Reserve
Coronation Road, Mangere Bridge
End of Coronation Road near old harbour bridge - concrete - all tide.
Several boat ramps in vicinity of the boat clubs - concrete.
Greers Road Foreshore
Hazards Road Foreshore
Attwood Road - dinghy ramp.
Kell Drive - dinghy ramp.
Rahui Road - dinghy ramp.
Rame Esplanade Reserve
Rame Road - dinghy ramp.
Rame Road - boat ramp.
Wharf Road - boat ramp.
Princess Street - boat ramp.
Hellyers Creek Reserve
Paragon Avenue - dinghy ramp.
Beach Haven Road - boat and dinghy ramp.
Hinemoa Street - boat and dinghy ramp.
Island Bay Reserve
Island Bay Road - boat and dinghy ramp.
Little Shoal Bay Foreshore
Maritime Terrace - dinghy ramp.
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.
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.
Okura River Road - dinghy ramp.
Manuka Road - boat ramp.
Castor Bay Beach Reserve
Beach Road - dinghy ramp.
Manurere Avenue - dinghy ramp.
Milford Beach Front Reserve
Ocean View Road - dinghy ramp.
Craig Road - boat and dinghy ramp.
Quarry Lake Reserve
Northcote Road - boat ramp.
Sylvan Parks Road - dinghy ramps.
The Promenade, The Strand - boat and dinghy ramp.
Wairau Estuary Reserve
Inga Road - boat ramp.
Walter Strevens Reserve
Walter Strevens Drive, Conifer Grove.
Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.
Duncansby Road, Whale Cove
Fishermans Rock Reserve
Fishermans Rock/Pacific Parade Landing and Access Ramp
Vehicles access for cars. Concrete two-lane ramp. Limited parking.
Langton Road, Stanmore Bay
Little Manly Beach
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)
Orewa Beach (Marine View)
Provides beach access for cars, concrete on lane ramp. Limited parking.
Provides access for cars. Concrete one-lane ramp. Limited parking.
Red Beach (Bay Street)
Red Beach (Chelverton Tce)
Concrete one-lane ramp.
Red Beach (Ngapara Street)
Stanmore Bay Reserve
Concrete two-lane ramp. Adequate parking available.
Stanmore Bay West (Cooper Road)
Vehicle access for cars and tractors. Concrete one-lane ramp that provides beach access only. Parking is limited.
Vehicle access suitable for cars only. Concrete ramp.
Algies Bay (Gordon Craig Place)
Algies Bay (Alexander Road)
Metal and sand one-lane ramp. Limited parking.
Big Moaha Boat Ramp
Buckleton Bay (North)
Concrete one-lane ramp. Adequate parking.
Buckleton Bay (South)
Concrete and sand one -lane ramp. Adequate parking.
Metal two-lane ramp. Adequate parking.
Concrete three-lane ramp. Adequate parking.
Snells Beach (Sunburst Ave)
Snells Beach (Ariki Ave)
Snells Beach (Snells Beach Road)
Snells Beach (Sunrise Boulevard/Dalton Road)
Concrete and timber ramp that has one very narrow lane. Limited parking.
Concrete one-lane ramp. Good parking.
Port Albert Wharf (high tide ramp)
Port Albert Wharf (all tide ramp)
Alex Jenkins Memorial
End of South Titirangi Road.
Access from Archibald Road - small boats only.
Armour Bay Reserve
Armour Road. Formed on rock conglomerate.
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.
On rock sea wall adjacent to 3 and 48 Beach Road.
South west of lake. Opposite 57 Sapperton Drive.
Little Huia Beach
Little Huia, northern end of beach.
Jetty. Opposite 60 Hillwell Drive.
Piha South Road Reserve
Marine Parade (south).
At 12 Bittern Place. North end of carpark off Bitern Place.
Boat ramp no. 1.
Jetty. North end of wetland/pond adjacent to Shiraz Place.
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.
Located at the far end of Christmas 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.
Western side of Te Atatu Peninsula.
Six ramps. Northern tip of Te Atatu Peninsula. Adjacent to Yacht Club.