Arrival & Customs Clearance

For information on customs formalities

For information on quarantine requirements

Once your vessel is secure and any Customs and MPI formalities have been carried out, we welcome you to join us at the Marina office to complete a short rental form and get acquainted. The friendly marina staff will do all they can to ensure you have a memorable stay in New Zealand. They are here to answer your questions and assist in every way they can.

Arrival Documents

Arrival Toilet

Opua is a no discharge area. There is a toilet facility on the Q docile for your convenience.

See the marina location map for toilet location on Q dock.


There is no way around the paperwork required to stay longer than the initial three month visa. Consider applying and paying for a nine month multiple entry visa prior to entering the country. It may save time and money.

Customs can approve your entry upon arrival if you are holding a visa free country passport. See the New Zealand Customs and New Zealand Immigration websites for details.

Port of Entry / Customs

The marina provides a free service including MPI restricted foodstuffs disposal. The quarantine area is on the northern end of the marina, inside the outer breakwater and is clearly marked.

You can contact Customs on 0800 428 786 04 or if you are outside of New zealand call +64 9 602 1669, or you can contact our Opua Customs Officer Gary Burton directly on 029 602 1669.