Water-based Events


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Water-based Events

If you are organising an event which involves using or participating on any part of Marlborough Sounds waterways you will require authorisation from the Harbour Master.

Events include:

  • Fireworks displays over water
  • Organised swimming events
  • Regattas
  • Swim legs of a triathlon
  • Kayaking events
  • Water-skiing events
  • Any local community sports day involving a waterborne event

See the harbours page

Or, for further advice call Council on phone: 03 520 7400.