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Moorings Moorings


Mooring sites are located within mooring zones throughout the Auckland region. Auckland Transport (AT) grants an annual mooring licence to boat owners, allowing occupancy of a mooring (annual fees apply).


Mooring zones in Auckland

Mooring zones are locations where mooring is permitted in Auckland.

There are 78 mooring zones in the Auckland region. View the full list of Auckland mooring zones.


Types of moorings

Pile moorings

Auckland Transport owns and leases pile mooring berths at:

  • Te Atatu (Whau River)
  • Panmure (Tamaki River)
  • Sandspit (Matakana River)

A waiting list may apply within some mooring areas. Check areas with a waiting list.

Swing moorings

Most swing moorings are privately owned and are administered by the Harbourmaster's office. See moorings for sale and rent

Contact the Harbourmaster’s office to ensure the mooring is suitable for your vessel before purchasing or renting. Alternatively, if space is available within the area you require, the Harbourmaster's office can assist by allocating a site. Note: vessels cannot exceed 15 metres.

You will need to make arrangements with a mooring service provider to install appropriate mooring hardware (at your cost).

A waiting list may apply within some mooring areas. Check areas with a waiting list.

Other types of moorings

If you wish to establish a mooring outside then you will need to apply for a resource consent. Contact the Harbourmaster's office for more information.

Marinas

The Harbourmaster does not administer marinas. You will need to contact the marina directly.

Annual mooring fees

You need to pay an annual fee to be able to moor your vessel within MMAs in the Auckland region.

Get annual fees for moorings


Mooring hardware specifications

Single weight moorings

Up to 6 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 12mm Max tide
A Buoy chain 6mm Max tide
A Buoy shackle 8mm N/A
B Top chain 12.5mm 0.5m < L/T
B Top rope 24mm 0.5m < L/T
C Link or shackle 20mm N/A
C Swivel 19mm N/A
D Link or shackle 16mm N/A
E Second chain 16mm 4.5m
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Bottom chain 32mm 4m
H Shackle to weight 32mm N/A
I Weights 400kg N/A

6 to 8 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 16mm Max tide
A Buoy chain 6mm Max tide
A Buoy shackle 10mm N/A
B Top chain 12.5mm 0.5m < L/T
B Top rope 24mm 0.5m < L/T
C Link or shackle 20mm N/A
C Swivel 22mm N/A
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Second chain 16/20mm 4.5m
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Bottom chain 32mm 4.5m
H Shackle to weight 32mm N/A
I Weights 600kg N/A

8 to 10 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 16mm Max tide
A Buoy chain 8mm Max tide
A Buoy shackle 10mm N/A
B Top chain 12.5mm 0.5m < L/T
B Top rope 28mm 0.5m < L/T
C Link or shackle 20mm N/A
C Swivel 25mm N/A
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Second chain 20mm 4.5m
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Bottom chain 32mm 5m
H Shackle to weight 32mm N/A
I Weights 800kg N/A

10 to 12 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 20mm Max tide
A Buoy chain 10mm Max tide
A Buoy shackle 20mm N/A
B Top chain 16mm 0.5m < L/T
B Top rope 32mm 0.5m < L/T
C Link or shackle 20mm N/A
C Swivel 25mm N/A
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Second chain 20mm 4.5m
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Bottom chain 38mm 5.5m
H Shackle to weight 38mm N/A
I Weights 1,000kg N/A

12 to 15 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 20mm Max tide
A Buoy chain 10mm Max tide
A Buoy shackle 8mm N/A
B Top chain 20mm 0.5m < L/T
B Top rope 40mm 0.5m < L/T
C Link or shackle 24mm N/A
C Swivel 32mm N/A
D Link or shackle 24mm N/A
E Second chain 24mm 5.5m
F Link or shackle 32mm N/A
G Bottom chain 38mm 10m
H Shackle to weight 38mm N/A
I Weights 1,500kg N/A

Bridle moorings

6 to 8 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 16mm 7m
A Buoy chain 6mm 7m
B Buoy shackle 10mm N/A
C Top chain 12.5mm 3.6m
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Swivel 22mm N/A
F Link or shackle 20mm N/A
G Second chain 16/20mm 3.6m
H Link or shackle 20mm N/A
I Bottom chain 20mm 3.6m
J Ring or shackle 24mm N/A
K Bridle chain 24mm 12m
L Shackles to weight 24mm N/A
M Weights 355kg each N/A

8 to 10 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 16mm 7m
A Buoy chain 8mm 7m
B Buoy shackle 10mm N/A
C Top chain 12.5mm 3.6m
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Swivel 25mm N/A
F Link or shackle 20mm N/A
G Second chain 16/20mm 3.6m
H Link or shackle 24mm N/A
I Bottom chain 24mm 3.6m
J Ring or shackle 24mm N/A
K Bridle chain 32mm 12m
L Shackles to weight 32mm N/A
M Weights 460kg each N/A

10 to 12 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 20mm 7m
A Buoy chain 10mm 7m
B Buoy shackle 20mm N/A
C Top chain 16mm 3.6m
D Link or shackle 20mm N/A
E Swivel 25mm N/A
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Second chain 20mm 3.6m to 4.5m
H Link or shackle 24mm N/A
I Bottom chain 24mm 3.6m to 4.5m
J Ring or shackle 32mm N/A
K Bridle chain 32mm 12m
L Shackles to weight 32mm N/A
M Weights 600kg each N/A

12 to 15 meters

Item Size Length
A Buoy rope 20mm 7m
A Buoy chain 10mm 7m
B Buoy shackle 20mm N/A
C Top chain 20mm 3.6m
D Link or shackle 34mm N/A
E Swivel 32mm N/A
F Link or shackle 24mm N/A
G Second chain 24mm 5.4m
H Link or shackle 32mm N/A
I Bottom chain 32mm 5.4m
J Ring or shackle 32mm N/A
K Bridle chain 38mm 12m
L Shackles to weight 38mm N/A
M Weights 1,000kg each N/A

Buying or renting a mooring

Where to find moorings for sale or rent

When deciding to buy or rent an existing mooring

  • You will need to ensure that the mooring is suitable for your vessel. Please note, vessels cannot exceed 15 metres.
  • Be aware of the mooring price when purchasing, it is for the hardware only, not the site.
  • There are conditions for moorings in a waiting list area.
  • When purchasing, you must transfer the ownership of the mooring.
  • You can only rent a mooring for a maximum of 6 months with Harbourmaster approval.

We can provide necessary information about mooring location, construction of the mooring, last inspection date, type and size vessel the mooring site is permitted for and price estimate. Contact the Harbourmaster's office with the mooring number or mooring owner's details.

Waiting list areas

You need to know

  • A mooring in a waiting list area can only be sold to the next person on the waiting list.
  • You cannot rent/sublease a mooring in a waiting list area.
  • To be added to a waiting list or check availability, contact the Harbourmaster's office with your name, address, and vessel details.

Swing moorings

  • Kawau Island
  • Leigh
  • Omaha
  • Ti Point
  • Sandspit
  • Weiti River
  • Matiatia
  • Rakino Island.

Pile moorings

  • Panmure
  • Sandspit.

Information for Mooring owners

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Selling or renting your mooring

Find out what you need to know about selling or renting your mooring in Auckland.

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Transferring ownership of your mooring

Find out about transferring the ownership of your mooring once it has been sold.

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Apply for a new mooring site

How to apply to have a new mooring laid within a mooring zone.

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Mooring licence

Learn about the rules for mooring site licence holders or how to cancel your mooring licence.

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Mooring inspections & service providers

Find out about mooring inspections and see a list of mooring service providers.


Boating facilities

AT and the Harbourmaster's office does not own or operate marine facilities.

If you have a query, please contact the facility owner directly. This may be a marina company or boating club.

Marinas

Location Contact
Bayswater
21 Sir Peter Blake Parade
Bayswater Marina
Phone: 09 446 1600
Gulf Harbour
895 Laurie Southwick Parade
Gulf Harbour Marina
Phone: 09 424 6200
Half Moon Bay
50 Argo Drive
Half Moon Bay Marina
Phone: 09 534 3139
Hobsonville
18 Clearwater Cove, West Harbour
Hobsonville Marina
Phone: 09 416 7447
Outboard Boating Club
7 Tamaki Drive, Orakei
Outboard Boating Club
Phone: 09 522 0774
Orakei
Pier D, 12-14 Tamaki Drive, Orakei
Orakei Marina
Phone: 09 524 8444
Pine Harbour
190 Jack Lacklan Drive
Pine Harbour Marina
Phone: 09 536 4720
Westhaven
137 Westhaven Drive
Westhaven Marina
Phone: 09 360 5870

Pile moorings

Location Contact
Bayswater
21 Sir Peter Blake Parade
Bayswater Marina
Phone: 09 446 1600
Westhaven
137 Westhaven Drive
Westhaven Marina
Phone: 09 360 5870