This page tells you everything you need to know about berthing your boat in Otago Harbour (Dunedin) or Oamaru.

Port Otago

Port Otago has berths and/or slipways at:

  • Port Chalmers (Lower Harbour)
  • Dunedin (Upper Harbour)
  • Kitchener St/Birch St

Contact Port Otago at:
03 472 7890

Otago Yacht Club

You can slip and moor boats at the Otago Yacht Club – there is berthage for boats up to 50 feet. You can moor on several large punts inside a walled boat harbour. Yachts must be prepared to raft up. Boats with a two-metre draft can only access the boat harbour for around two hours either side of high tide.

Contact the Otago Yacht Club at:
027 491 9508


The Waitaki District Council operates the moorings and berths in Oamaru Harbour and leases harbour land (next to Scott’s Brewery).

Contact the WDC property management team at:
03 433 0300.

Who looks after our boat ramps and jetties

The Dunedin City Council looks after public structures on land. They provide facilities such as boats ramps and jetties, give approvals for land-based events such as triathlons on beaches and reserves, look after vehicles on beaches, and clean boat ramps to stop them getting too slippery.

Contact the DCC at:
03 477 4000

DCC facilities include:

  • Deborah Bay dinghy ramp, marina and green reserve
  • Carey’s Bay jetty and ramp
  • Port Chalmers recreation reserve (Back Beach)
  • Roseneath esplanade reserve
  • Cross wharf (Dunedin Basin)
  • Kitchener Street reserve
  • Anderson’s Bay inlet and Bayfield jetty and ramp
  • Vauxhall reserve
  • Portobello wharf
  • Glenfalloch Jetty
  • Broad Bay reserve
  • Macandrew Bay reserve
  • Wellers Rock jetty
  • Te Rauone recreation and esplanade reserve (Te Rauone Beach domain)

Remember, the Police regulate dangerous behaviour and illegal vehicle use (like speeding, drink driving, licences) on beaches as well as on our roads.

Page last updated 21 June 2024.