Prior to arrival the Master of every vessel is required to give 48 hours notice of the expected port of entry and time of arrival to the New Zealand Customs Service and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) Quarantine Service. When nearing New Zealand contact can be made by calling Maritime radio on SSB 4125Khz.
You should also endeavour to confirm your arrival as you approach the port of entry. This may be done by VHF radio through Taupo Maritime Radio, which maintains repeater VHF stations along the coast.
Alternatively, local port authority radio stations can also forward an arrival confirmation. Code flag “Q” should be flown as soon as your vessel enters New Zealand’s Territorial waters. The arrival itself may be confirmed to the Port on VHF 16.
Port Entry and Anchoring
Your Port of Entry is Picton 41o 17’ S Latitude 174o 00’ E Longitude.
Upon entering the harbour you should go directly to and tie up alongside the Quarantine jetty, where New Zealand Customs and MAF Quarantine Officers will meet you.