Waipapa Landing car park sealed for summer

Published on 25 November 2022


Access to the Bay of Islands just got easier for locals and visitors using the popular Waipapa Landing boat ramp with the car park tar sealing completed today (Friday 25 November).

The gravel surface car park was upgraded to tar seal and improvements made to the drainage and stormwater management. This will help reduce sediment discharge into the Waipapa Stream, as well as to the channel that feeds into Kerikeri Inlet. The project will be completed when painted car parking spaces are added next week.

Further works are now planned for the Waipapa Landing toilets after the onsite disposal field was found to be faulty during the car park work. 

The $247,000 project was undertaken by Far North Holdings Limited and Ventia, using funding from the government’s Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

The council’s Maritime Facilities webpages list the features of Waipapa Landing as being well sheltered, good for most tidal conditions, and with a jetty dock and ramp in good condition. For details about other boat ramps and related facilities in the district, go to the council’s Maritime Facilities in the Far North webpage.