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New webcam for Westport Harbour

04 Oct 2023

Locals can now keep an eye on the ever-changing Buller River mouth, thanks to a webcam installed recently which makes real time pictures available to harbour users and the public. 

Accessible via the Westport Harbour website, the camera gives a snapshot of the river mouth at five-minute intervals, with a timelapse of the day’s images also displayed. 

The webcam is a timely addition to the toolbox of safety resources that aim to ensure vessels have a safe passage in and out of Westport Harbour.  

Harbourmaster Domonic Venz says: “The webcam will help all bar users make more informed decisions. Bar crossings are a well-known area of increased risk, however, seeking all available information and crossing at high water will help to reduce this risk.”  

The camera was funded from the existing Port budget.   


For further information please contact: 
Domonic Venz