Pilotage Areas

Below, you will find a full list of the New Zealand ports as well as information on the New Zealand Coastal Pilotage Area Restrictions to assist you putting together your New Zealand itinerary.

Although the 500gt has been applied to most areas, some areas as recently as April 2011, there are still some snags to watch out for which may be useful to know about for those who intend to do any extensive coastal cruising of NZ. Also to watch out for is the 40m Loa rule which will affect vessels that are not 500gt.

Please contact Phil Tomlinson on philt@37south.co.nz if you wish to receive a scanned copy of Part 90 of the Maritime Rules for Pilotage put out by the Maritime Safety Authority of NZ which will give the area description details for each port.

Here is the Destinataion New Zealand Marine Guide, an essential read if you are deciding or have decided to cruise New Zealand.

*We endeavor to keep the following pilotage information current and up to date, however please always contact us before arrival to confirm details.

Ports of Entry

Opua - Download Pilotage Information
500gt

Whangarei - Download Pilotage Information
500gt

Auckland - Download Pilotage Information
500gt

Tauranga
250gt

Gisborne/ Eastland Port 
500gt

Napier
500gt or 40m Loa

Taranaki/New Plymouth - Download Pilotage Information
100gt

Wellington
500gt

Bluff
100gt

Timaru
500gt or 40m Loa

Lyttelton
500gt or 40m Loa

Nelson
40m Loa

Otago/Port Chalmers
500gt

Picton/Port Marlborough
500gt

 

Other Ports


Taharoa

500t

Manukau
500gt

Pelorus Sound, Admiralty Bay, French Pass
500gt

Queen Charlotte Sound
500gt

Tory Channel
350gt

Westport
100gt or 3 meter draft

Stewart island
500gt

Fiordland - All Sounds
500gt