Lake Taupō Harbourmaster


Link to Lake Taupō boat ramp e-Permit Harbourmaster facebook link:Like us on Facebook! For the latest information, news and updates. our Taupō Moana Boating GuideDownload our Taupō Moana Boating Guide
(including a map of Lake Taupō)PDF, 2 pages, 600KB
(Click on image or link to open PDF, 856KB)Boaties - protect our waterways. Check: Remove all visible matter such as weed and algae. Clean: Soak or scrub for at least one minute in a 5% solution of detergent. Dry: If cleaning is not practical, dry items completely, leave for minimum of 48hrs. Stop the spread of weeds, algae and unwanted fish. See: for more information on freshwater threats and the preferred methods of how to Check, Clean, Dry. (Tick inside circle button displays the words: Check, Clean, Dry). Our playground, our responsibility.

Boat Ramp ePermit - our online permit purchasing solution

Purchase a 24-hour, 2 to 6 consecutive days, 2-week or 12-month permit, pay online, receive a digital image permit to your email – done! No need for printing, as long as you can produce the permit on your phone or tablet when asked prior to launching. Just click on the image at right or go to

Hardcopy permits can still be purchased from many agents around Lake Taupō. Find more information here: Lake Taupō Boat Ramps

  • Rules for safe boating

    Navigation, boat speeds, using ramps, hazards, fishing, pollution, radio/VHF transmissions & more.

  • Notification of accidents

    Accidents/incidents must be reported to the Harbourmaster. A Maritime New Zealand form must also be completed.

  • Berth applications

    You need to complete an application form to go on the waiting list for a berth at Lake Taupo.

  • Fees for boating facilities

    Fees for Lake Taupo boating facilities including ramps, moorings & temporary berthings.

  • Related laws and policies

    Navigational bylaws and statutory and legal policies ensure that users of Lake Taupo are safe.

  • Honorary Enforcement Officers

    Honorary enforcement officers provide a visible presence around the Lake & represent the Harbourmaster's Office.

  • News and resources

    'Boating on Taupo Moana' and other downloadable resources.

  • Contact us

    How to reach the Harbourmaster's Office at Lake Taupo. The Harbourmaster is on call 24 hours a day.