Disruption expected at Opua launch ramp

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Far North Holdings is warning of significant disruption at the Opua boat launch ramp this summer. Construction work on the Bay of Islands Marina expansion project has restricted the amount of vehicle and trailer parking space available at the ramp and the company wants residents and visitors to bear this in mind when making launch plans.

Temporary parking arrangements will be in place at the Opua launch ramp this summer. Please click this link to view / download a pdf of the Temporary parking plan.

“We’ve done what we can to ease the congestion but the pressure on the ramp and the limited parking available is going to be significant over the summer and we want people to consider launching elsewhere, possibly at Waitangi, if they possibly can,” said Far North Holdings general manager Chris Galbraith.

Construction started last month and is expected to take 15 months to complete.

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Temporary parking arrangements will be in place at the Opua launch ramp this summer.

“It’s going to look fantastic when it’s finished and of course everyone will have improved launching facilities at their disposal when work is complete,” Mr Galbraith said. “We hope our community will bear with us while the work is underway and accept our apologies for the inevitable disruption over the summer, though.”