If you're taking a vessel into the Fiordland Marine Area, you must make yourself aware of the rules in the Fiordland Marine Regional Pathway Management Plan. All vessels entering within one nautical mile of the landward boundary of the Fiordland Marine Area are required to hold a Clean Vessel Pass and to comply with clean vessel, clean gear and residual seawater standards.
Find out how we encourage safe boating practices in the region.
Fiordland has been a cruise ship destination since the 1990s. Find out how we manage these visits.
Vessel and related maritime activities shall be conducted in accordance with the applications, purposes and requirements of this Direction.
Jet boating is a popular pastime in Southland, but come with their own set of regulations too.
Meet the team
Meet the team behind the helm keeping everything shipshape.
Look here for hot work and fuel transfer notification forms, and information on permanent moorings.
Rules and safety information
Maritime New Zealand and council work together to address navigation safety. Find out more here.
Read about water ski safety, and learn how to correctly enter and exit the towing access lanes.