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Boat launching

Keen to get your boat out on the water? Then roll up your trousers!

The waters around Porirua are a popular playground for boaties from all over the Wellington region – remember to always wear your lifejacket and take two ways you can call for help if you get into trouble.

Boat launching facilities are provided at the following locations: 

Public boat launching facilities

Dolly Varden

  • sand ramp 
  • small boats

Karehana Bay 

  • small timber ramp
  • good for canoe launching

Onepoto Ramp

  • concrete ramp
  • small jetty
  • good parking facilities

Paremata bridge (Mana foreshore)

  • boat launching off the beach
  • all tides
  • good parking facilities

A small craft can also launch at various locations around Pāuatahanui Inlet.

Pukerua Bay

  • single access
  • concrete (steep) single ramp
  • limited parking available

Titahi Bay

You can launch your boat from both the north and south end of the beach

Wi Neera Foreshore 

  • timber jetty
  • no vehicle access
  • good for Waka Ama launching

Private facilities

Mana Marina

  • concrete ramp
  • all tides
  • good parking
  • all facilities
  • members only

Contact Mana Marina for more information.

Plimmerton Boating Club

  • concrete dual ramps
  • all tides
  • good parking
  • jetty
  • for members only

Contact the Plimmerton Boating Club.

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