The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful harbours, lakes and rivers. These waterways are shared by boats, swimmers and other recreational users, so it's important we share this space safely. 

Reporting an accident/incident

Please use the below details to report an incident:

You must also provide a written report within 48 hours. You can complete the online form here, or download and fill in the 'Accident/ incident report' PDF from 'Useful downloads' below, and email to

COVID-19 Living on board marina requirements

If you are living on your boat and required to self-isolate there are a set of requirements that must be complied with to continue living on your boat.

  • You can’t pump anywhere in Tauranga Harbour
  • If you live aboard outside the marina you need to pump your tanks every 3 days
  • You must advise the marina office that you (and others on your boat) are self-isolating and please check with them for additional requirements

How to use our waterways

Know the rules

If you're out enjoying the region's lakes, rivers and harbours, make sure you know the navigation and safety rules. 

Aquatic event in the Bay of Plenty.

Apply for

Read more about moorings and how to apply for aquatic events in the Bay of Plenty.

Live cameras and wave buoys

Live cam and wave buoy forecasts for Bowentown and Pukehina.