The Council maintains the following boat launch services for public use. Charges apply for the use of boat ramps. Refer to notices displayed on-site for details.

Boat ramps

Boat ramp licence application form and fees [PDF, 144 KB]

Name Address Location
Daly's ramp Rue Balguerie Akaroa
Akaroa Recreation Ground Camp Rue Brittan Akaroa
Duvauchelle ramp Seafield Road Duvauchelle
Naval Point Marina Accessway Lyttelton
Wainui ramp Wainui Main Road Wainui


  Per day Per month Per annum
(non ratepayer)
Per annum
Commercial users n/a $92.31 $214.71 $139.74
Private recreation users $6.32 $61.40 $139.74 $54.06

Other boat ramps

Limited use due to tides and conditions. No charges apply.

Name Address   Location
Bruce ramp Beach Road Akaroa
Barrys Bay ramp Wainui Main Road Barrys Bay
Charteris Bay ramp Marine Drive Charteris Bay
Little Akaloa ramp Jetty Road Little Akaloa
Pigeon Bay ramp Wharf Road Pigeon Bay
Purau Bay ramp Purau Ave Purau
Celia Street ramp Beachville Road Redcliffs


Address Location Comments
Jetty Road Governors Bay Closed due to earthquake damage. Structural report [PDF, 3 MB]
Yacht Club, Main Road Moncks Bay  
Corner Ferry Road and Richardson Terrace Woolston  

Canoe landings

Address Location
Avonside Drive, between Swanns Road and Stanmore Road Bridge Avonside
Corner Medway Street and River Road Avonside
Corner Retreat Road and Avonside Drive Avonside
Cambridge Terrace, between Barbadoes Street and Fitzgerald Avenue Central city
Gould Crescent Woolston
Corner Connal and McRae Streets Woolston
Corner Rutherford and Lane Streets Woolston