Harbour recreation


Harbour recreation

The Wellington region has a wide variety of water based activities.The extensive coastline offers many opportunities to make use of our wonderful coast and harbours.

Boating and water activities are currently free from restrictive legislation and requirements. However, it is necessary to have some rules to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to enjoy their activities safely.

Take time to look at our Navigation and Safety Bylaws or check the summary that covers the main points for recreational boating.

There are areas set aside for specific types of activity such as personal water craft (PWC).We have included information on where you can launch your boat and some of the training and education options open to you as arecreational boatie.

Enjoy your water activities but do them safely; both for yourself and other water users.


Share the harbour safely

Our harbous and beaches are used by many people for many different activities so keep up-to-date with wahts going on and keep and eye out for the unexpected.


Safer Boating Events October

Day Event   Location
1 to 5  Youth Match Racing Nationals RPNYC Wellington Harbour
 4 to 5 Waterski Racing NZ Series Event Evans Bay / Petone
11 Porirua Goodwill Regatta - rowing Porirua
18 Lifejacket Testing Mana Mana Cruising Club launching ramp
19  Lifejacket Testing Evans Bay Wellington Coastguard building, near public launching ramp
19  SUP - Plimmerton Beach Series Plimmerton
25 to 26 Paper Tiger Reggatta  Muritai Yatch Club
25 to 26 Sea Scout Regatta Titahi Bay Boat Club
25 to 26 Cook Strait Sailing Club  Wellington Harbour

For more boating safety information have a look at Maritime NZ and the You Tube boating safety channel as well.

For the latest Pleasure Boat Safety Advisory Group strategy click here.

If you are wishing to hold an event, please refer to  Planning an Event