Marsden Cove is different from any other development in the Northland region as each waterfront section enables residents with adjoining private jetties to berth or launch vessels mere metres from their doorstep, and within minutes pursue boating activities in the Harbour and beyond.

The canals clean, fresh and salty waters are a popular and enjoyable domain for an assortment of water activities such as swimming, kayaking, stand up boarding, and many more. The public man-made beaches in the Development are often busy with families as they make the most of the sunshine and warm water. 

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Lock & Weir

Marsden Cove is also home to New Zealand’s largest sophisticated Lock & Weir system to create a unique and exclusive waterfront environment in the second and future stages. Essentially sections fronting the locked canal stages have the added benefit of an everlasting high tide. Watch the video footage below and see how easy and convenient it is to enter the further canal network through the lock.


Marsden Cove Facilities

Marsden Cove has a bustling waterfront retail area equipped with a café, hair and beauty salon, general store, marine services, real estate agencies and fishing club. The Marsden Cove Fishing Club often creates a buzz with an array of game fish weighed upon the gantry year round. New Zealand’s largest annual fishing competition The Century Batteries Beach & Boat is held in Marsden Cove’s event Marquee found right on the water’s edge.

Marsden Cove is located in Northland’s fastest growing region making it perfect for the whole family, especially for those boating enthusiasts that love fishing, diving and cruising. The growing community of Marsden Cove is a mixture of young families, business people and retirees, all enjoying the lifestyle of this unique neighbourhood. 

Boaties don’t have to travel too far to reach bountiful fishing, game fishing and diving grounds, all within a short distance. The Whangarei Harbour has been known for its fantastic fishing as well as further out to the Hen and Chicken Islands. Further up the coast is a divers dream at the magnificent Poor Knights Marine Reserve.

There are also many beautiful white sandy beaches ready for exploring along the Tutukaka coast and Bream Bay area. A short drive south will take you to the vast and beautiful white sandy beach of Ruakaka, and a little further south will lead you to the historic and quaint village of Waipu.

The city of Whangarei is only a 25 minute drive north, where there is an abundance of supermarkets, eateries, clothing retail, marine service, hospital and much more.