Port Opua, Bay of Islands
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For boaties and yachties there are few places in the world that can match the coastal run from Auckland to Northland.
For those who arrive in the Bay of Islands by sea, Opua is the easiest and primary port of entry into New Zealand. An attractive port settlement with a marina, marine service industries, yachts for charter, chandlery, cafe and a store.
It's where the boats live - yachts, launches, ferries and runabouts of every description. On the wharf, a number of charter companies offer yachts you can sail yourself.
A new 240 berth marina is now complete so with the friendly yacht club, the boat haul-out yards and extensive marine services, Opua is a delightful safe-haven for any sailor. It is also where you catch the car ferry if you want to drive to Russell.
It is good sailing from the entrance of the Bay of Islands right to the Customs and MPI (Ministry) quarantine dock.
24 hour Maritime NZ emergency numbers - VHF 16 or SSB 2182, 4125, 6215, 8291 or phone +64 4 577 8030.
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