A mooring refers to an approved structure to which a vessel may be secured. In the Bay of Plenty there are more than 490 designated swing moorings spread across Tauranga, Whakatāne and Ōhiwa harbours. These areas are identified in the Navigation Safety Bylaw.
Moorings are permitted in areas designated within the Coastal Plan. Mooring administration is done by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council under the Bay of Plenty Navigation Bylaw. All negotiations for the sale of moorings are between the mooring licence holder and the purchaser.
Moorings for sale or rent
Bay of Plenty Regional Council provides a listing service for moorings located in the Bay of Plenty region.
To browse listings, visit our moorings for sale or lease page. You can also list a mooring from this page.
- Local newspaper classified section
- Visit the TradeMe website
- Local Waterline publication classified section
- Boat club and local noticeboards
- Place an ad in one of these options
Mooring areas are areas where vessels may be placed, and are defined in the Bay of Plenty Regional Coastal Environment Plan, or from time to time by council, under the Resource Management Act 1991. It does not include an anchorage.
- Pios Beach - Bowentown
- Tanners Point
- Ongare Point
- Te Puna/Plummers Point
- Waikareao, Tauranga Harbour
- Pilot Bay, Mount Maunganui
- Causeway, Tauranga Harbour
- Town Reach, Tauranga Harbour
All moorings are individually owned. The mooring owner holds a licence for that mooring which is boat specific and subject to compliance under Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017.
There is an annual Mooring Licence Fee currently set at $241.50 GST inclusive which runs from 1 July to 30 June. A discounted fee of $207.00 applies if paid within 30 days from the date of invoice issue.
All moorings must be inspected every two years to the Harbourmaster’s specifications by an approved inspector. A lift and service fee is payable, plus the cost of replacement components.
To pay for a mooring licence, transfer of ownership or change of vessel please visit online payments.