Oamaru Harbour

Although it closed to shipping in 1974, and is a registered historic place, Oamaru Harbour remains a busy and vibrant part of Oamaru.

The harbour provides basic infrastructure for the local fishing industry and recreational users, with Council maintaining the wharves, breakwater and retaining wall structures. We also administer the harbour moorings, wharf berths and the slipway.

For information on Oamaru Harbour boat ramps please visit North Otago Yacht and Power Boat Club website

24-hour Emergency Numbers
New Zealand (toll free): 0508 4 RCCNZ or 0508 472 269
Calling from outside New Zealand: +64 4 577 8030

Mechanical breakdowns or incidents on the water should be reported to both Maritime New Zealand and the Harbourmaster.
You can verbally report an event by phoning the Rescue Coordination Centre (RCCNZ) or by contacting the Maritime Operations Centre on VHF Channel 16.