The information has been provided with the kind assistance of:
Port Otago Ltd.
P.O. Box 8
Port Chalmers, New Zealand
Telephone No.: +00 64 03 472 7890
Facsimile No.: +00 64 03 472 7891
Anchorage is located outside the harbour entrance with Taiaroa Head Light bearing 160 deg.T and Heyward Point Light bearing 220 deg.T.
Depth of water is about 23.8 m and the bottom consists of sand. The anchorage is safe in all winds except during easterly gales, which are rare.
There is no anchorage inside the harbour entrance, but vessels up to 152 m may, in case of emergency, anchor in Port Chalmers swinging basin.