Tauranga Bridge Marina Ltd
101 Te Awanui Drive, SH 2,
P.O. Box 4500 Mount Maunganui 3149
Ph +64 7 575 8264
Fax +64 7 575 8369
Channel 73 “Bridge Marina”
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A New Zealand Port of Entry is a modern facility consisting of 500 fully serviced Marina berths.
The Marina is located inside the Tauranga harbour and within 5 minutes of both Mount Maunganui and Tauranga city shopping centres. The Bay of Plenty is one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand. Tauranga is also centrally located within the Bay of Plenty, which is known as one of New Zealand’s finest aquatic recreation centres.
Marina berths range from 10.5 to 37.0 metres. Limited multihull berths are also available. Rental berths are available both short and long term – in some instances overseas vessels will be entitled to an exemption from the 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax) which applies in New Zealand on berth fees.
Enquire today about purchasing a berth. Our berths are very competitively priced and ongoing operating fees are also very reasonable. To find out more move on to our features page.
• New Zealand Port of Entry
Customs and arrival/departure berth.
• Comprehensive / Proven 24 hour security
Marina staff or security personnel onsite 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Surveillance cameras and regular foot patrols operating.
• Short / Long term rental berths available
• Immaculate on shore facilities
We are very proud of our ablution areas which are cleaned daily.
• Refuelling Dock
Petrol (91) and diesel available 24 hours. The ATM accepts Petroleum Logistics fuel cards, EFT-POS, Visa, Mastercard (with pin number).
• Sewage Pump Out Facility
Located on our refuelling dock.
• 35ton Travelift, Haulout and Hardstand + Chandlery
Bridge Marina Travelift Ltd, operated by Lucy and Bruce Goodchap is world renowned for their “Hard To Beat” rates and friendly owner operated service.
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• Power Connection to each berth
240V 50Hz electricity available, NZ Electrical Regulations apply for those wishing to connect.
• Restaurant – Phil’s Place
Phil’s Place is the result of a long held vision of Phil Rudd, drummer of rock band ACDC to establish the best Steak Restaurant in New Zealand. Phil’s Place doesn’t just offer steak, it provides a wide range of superb cuisine with an extensive wine list and all delivered with exceptional service.
Situated in the heart of the Tauranga Bridge Marina with every table looking out over hundreds of yachts and enjoying the best view of Mt Maunganui, it is a dining experience not to be missed! Open 7 days for lunch and dinner plus a private dining room for those special occasions. Bookings are essential.
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• Last Gasp Cafe
Great coffee, breakfasts, pastries and cakes, salads (fresh), burgers, sandwiches & cold drinks.
Phone: +64 7 572 2014
• Marine Brokers – Tauranga Boat Sales
Established over 25 years ago, Tauranga Boat Sales is the leading marine brokerage in the Bay of Plenty Region. We offer a comprehensive range of services to both purchasers and vendors and pride ourselves on having a “Client Comes First” approach to doing business. Our Crew are all long time boaters who have the experience and knowledge to make your time with Tauranga Boat Sales an enjoyable one. We treat our clients as our friends. Avoid the pitfalls of private deals, always use a reputable marine broker. Contact us today to find out how we can assist you.
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• Services for Visiting Yachts
As well as administration services at the marina office, a comprehensive array of marine services are available in the area.
• Wireless Internet
High speed internet access from your vessel from as little as $1 a day.
If you are a foreign vessel arriving in Tauranga – New Zealand.
Fax: +64 7 571 4134
Phone: +64 29 277 0635
Prior to arrival
The Master of every vessel is required to give 48 hours notice of the expected port of entry and estimated time of arrival to the New Zealand Customs Service and MAF Biosecurity New Zealand (MAFBNZ).
Do not anchor in New Zealand waters before clearing Customs.
You need to arrange Customs and Immigration clearance please do so via one of the following methods:
Plenty Maritime Radio 68
Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard 83
Tauranga Bridge Marina
NOTE: Plenty Maritime Radio and Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Monitor VHF 16
The following information is designed to assist vessels visiting NZ with the NZ Customs Service and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) arrival and departure formalities. Compliance with these procedures will ensure that the border entry and departure requirements for you and your craft are completed efficiently and with the minimum of delay.
Full information on providing this notice of arrival is available: www.customs.govt.nz and the required forms can be downloaded from there
For more information on Biosecurity in New Zealand please go to:
When Nearing NZ
Contact can be made by calling Maritime radio on SSB 4125 Khz or VHF ch 16. If there are any changes to your ETA, the radio operator will be able to notify NZ Customs Service and MAFBNZ official so they can prepare for your arrival.
Links of interest
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Tourism Bay of Plenty:
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Tauranga Harbour & Marina Approaches
Tauranga Harbour Entrance Pilotage
Vessels over 100 gross tons: must contact Tauranga Bridge Marina in advance, to arrange an “Exemption from Compulsory Pilotage Certificate”.
Vessels over 500 gross tons:
must arrange a Pilot through Tauranga Port Radio VHF 12.
Chart NZ 5412 – Covers the approaches to, and Tauranga harbour.
TO CHECK ON COMMERCIAL SHIPPING ENTERING OR LEAVING THE HARBOUR Call Tauranga Port Radio on VHF 12.
The entrance to Tauranga harbour is to the west of the 230 metre high Mount Maunganui, which is visible from many miles to seaward.
The harbour entrance should be approached from the North East to avoid coming too close to Matakana Bank, which breaks in heavy weather. The main marked channel to enter Tauranga harbour has at 10 metres of water at chart datum, but the tidal streams can be very strong, 4.5 to 5 knots (spring tides).
Inside The Harbour
Latitude: 37 40.25’S
Longitude: 176 10.5’E
Once inside the Tauranga Harbour – Tauranga Bridge Marina is located 2.2 nautical miles due South of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) on the Eastern side of town reach, North East of the Harbour Bridge.
Follow the line of green channel markers, leaving them to Starboard all the way down to channel marker 21.
Call Bridge Marina on VHF 73 and inform them of your position. Our rental berths do not come with mooring lines but you could ask which side of the vessel you should put your boat fenders.
As you reach channel marker 21 the harbour bridge will be clearly visible in front of you, and the marina away on your Port bow.
Customs & Arrival Berth
Tauranga Bridge Marina operates a Customs Berth for incoming / outgoing vessels.
The berth is alongside an area of the floating attenuator 40 metres due South of channel marker 8 and is easily identified by bright yellow pile caps and dock fenders, (see the aerial photo view of this page) care should be taken when berthing alongside to allow for the direction of the tidal flow that can reach 2 knots in this area of the harbour.
The Customs Berth is operted by Tauranga Bridge Marina in conjunction with NZ Customs & MPI / Biosecurity NZ and the appropriate arrival notification described earlier must be given.
The Customs Berth is currently unlit during the hours of darkness.
Navigation Lights , Marina Entrance
- Northern Breakwater: Two fixed red lights, vertically mounted
- Southern Breakwater: Flashing green light, visible 180′ through 270′
Berthing In Tidal Marinas
Boat owners who are not experienced in maneuvering within tidal marinas should make this clear to marina staff before arrival. An experienced staff member will meet you in the work boat “GG” and pilot you to your allocated marina berth. This service is available at no cost, between the hours of 0800 to 1800, or to plan their arrival for slack water which last approximately 20 minutes either side of high and low tides.
At Tauranga Bridge Marina we have one of the largest selections of berth sizes in the South Pacific.
Rental Berth Sizes
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3m & 4m
Non standard multi hull berths are available on request.
* Vessel requiring deep water berths will have to enter marina at high water.
All our berths have a full-length finger pontoon on one side; this is clearly visible on the marina site plan. Boat fenders should be dropped right down to the water as the pontoons only float 500mm (1’6″) above sea level.