Westhaven Marina Is not only the largest marina in the southern hemisphere, it’s also the stage for adventure, competition, relaxation, challenge, and so much more. For many, it’s a kind of home, for others it's a city landmark, and it’s been that way for more than seventy decades. More than 2,000 boats of all kinds are based here, it is surrounded by a vibrant marine industry, and nestled within a spectacular marine playground that we know as the Hauraki Gulf. There is no doubt that Westhaven Marina is at the heart of all things boating, and the start and finish point for many nautical adventures and legendary sailing careers. 


Westhaven takes pride in upholding a clean environment, and achieved international Blue Flag status for the ninth consecutive year in 2013/14. As its custodians, Waterfront Auckland, are committed to achieving sustainable development to ensure ecosystems are resilient for future generations of Aucklanders.


Over a number of years and following detailed consultation with the boating and local community, Waterfront Auckland has put together the Westhaven Plan to detail how the area will be developed for the future, in terms of both marina facilities, and use of public space 


Westhaven Marina is home to four yacht clubs, the Auckland Dragonboating Association, the Ponsonby Sailing School, and dozens of charterboat operators. Even on a limited budget, there are many opportunities to hit the water, for beginners and experienced boaties.

Works updates

Westhaven Marina is a hive of activity. The first two major projects underway under the Westhaven Plan, are the construction of the Westhaven Promenade, a footpath and cycleway that will connect the Harbour Bridge with Tamaki Drive, and the build of Y Pier, which will accommodate 66 new berths, and a fuel facility at the marina.