Boating and fishing

Sheltered waters, golden beaches, a predictable afternoon seabreeze and the added incentive of coming home with a good catch: Nelson is a great place for boaties.

Nelson Marina

Nelson Marina provides permanent and visitor berths as well as other services Visit the Nelson Marina page for more information.

Boat ramps

Nelson has five accessible boat ramps with different fees and levels of access.  Check out all the info for area boat ramps.

Fishing piers

You can find fishing piers at the following locations in Nelson:

  • Akersten Street (northern end), Nelson
  • Tahunanui Back Beach, Nelson
  • Cable Bay
  • Connolly's Quay fishing platform, Rocks Road, Nelson
  • Tee Jetty, Wakefield Quay, Port Nelson, Nelson

Port Nelson

Port Nelson Ltd is jointly owned by the Nelson City Council and the Tasman District Council, and operates the largest fishing port in Australasia. Visit the Port Nelson website.

Port Nelson also maintain a harbour conditions webpage, with the latest weather and tide reports.

Navigation Safety Bylaw

The Navigation Safety Bylaw (218) lays out how to use the harbour safely, for more information you can visit the bylaw webpage.