Whangaroa Coastguard is based in the Whangaroa Harbour and is operational in the area from the Cavalli Islands to Cape Karikari.

Our new Rescue Vessel ‘Kahurangi’ is a diesel powered dedicated rescue vessel designed and built for the sea conditions in our area. We have a fully trained crew of volunteers to man her.

Our VHF radio CH05 is linked to Coastguard Northern Region and is manned 24/7. CH05 should be used for all trip reports and when assistance is required. East of the Cavalli Islands please use CH04.

Emergencies calls should be made on CH16. Our CH64 also covers the area and is for ship to ship communications and other local maritime uses. Outside the harbour the Nowcasting weather service is available on CH19 or CH20.

Whangaroa Rescue (RV Kahurangi) 11.2m Smuggler

Whangaroa Harbour "Jewel of the North"

Local Information:
Weather broadcasts on VHF CH 05:
0830,  1230,  1630,   2030

Whangaroa Marina can be contacted on (09) 405 0505 or mobile 021 029 27270.

Fuel: Diesel Only:
Clansman Wharf, Ratcliffe’s Bay: EFTPOS, Credit Card and BP Fuel card 
Totara North Wharf: Allied or Mobil Fuel card

Available from Whangaroa Coastguard Water Buoy situated in the Eastern Arm: 35º01.18 South, 173º46.07 East. $10 donation, please place in floating bottle.


Whangaroa Marina Trust


Whangaroa Coastguard
PO Box 108
Kaeo 0448


Chris Wilkins
021 445 771

 Last updated: 1 November 2018