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Ōrākei Basin bookings and public availability

Ōrākei Basin public availability

The basin is closed to the public when it is booked by the Auckland Water Ski Club. The dates it is booked are listed on this page.

At all other times, motorised vessels are only permitted on Ōrākei Basin if towing water skiers.

For more information, see the Harbourmaster section of the Auckland Transport website.

Auckland Water Ski Club bookings

September 2021

​Day​Time​Reason for closure​Area of basin being used
​Saturday 25 September​8am-12pmSki training​Whole basin
​Sunday 26 September ​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

October 2021

​Day​Time​Reason for closure​Area of basin being used
​Saturday 2 October​8am-12pm​AWS Starter Ski School​Whole basin
​Sunday 3 October​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 6 October​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 9 October​8am-12pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Sunday 10 October​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
Wednesday 13 October​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 16 October​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 17 October​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 20 October​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 23 October​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 24 October​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 27 October​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 30 October​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 31 October ​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

November 2021


​Time​Reason for closure​Area of basin being used
​Wednesday 3 November​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 6 November​Full day​Waka Ama College Sports​Whole basin
​Sunday 7 NovemberFull day
Waka Ama College Sports
​Whole basin
​Wednesday 10 November​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 13 November​Full day​Summer series round 1Whole basin
​Sunday 14 November​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 17 November​4pm-8pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Saturday 20 November​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 21 November​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 24 November​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
Saturday 27 November​8am-12pmSki training​Whole basin
​​Sunday 28 November 9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

December 2021

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
Wednesday 1 December​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 4 December​Full day​Auckland Slalom​Whole basin
​Sunday 5 DecemberFull day​Auckland Slalom​Whole basin
​Wednesday 8 December4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 11 DecemberFull day​Summer series round two​Whole basin
​Sunday 12 December​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
Wednesday 15 December​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 18 December​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 19 December​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

January 2022

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
​Wednesday 5 January
​Ski training
​Whole basin
​Saturday 8 January​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 9 January9am-1pm​Ski training
​Whole basin
Wednesday 12 January​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 15 January​8am-12pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Sunday 16 January9am-1pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Wednesday 19 January4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 22 January8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 23 January​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
Wednesday 26 January​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Thursday 27 January ​4pm-8pmAWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Saturday 29 January​8am-12pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Sunday 30 January​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

February 2022

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
Tuesday 1 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Wednesday 2 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Club Night​Whole basin
​Saturday 5 February​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 6 February9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 9 February8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Thursday 10 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Friday 11 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Club Night​Whole basin
​Saturday 12 February8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 13 February​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Tuesday 15 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
Wednesday 16 February​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Friday 18 February​Full day​Tournament familiarisation​Whole basin
​Saturday 19 February​Full dayAuckland 3 Event​Whole basin
​Sunday 20 FebruaryFull day​Auckland 3 Event​Whole basin
​Wednesday 23 February​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Thursday 24 February​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Saturday 26 February​Full day​Waka Ama College Sports​Whole basin
​Sunday 27 February9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin

March 2022

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
Tuesday 1 March​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Friday 4 March​4pm-8pm​AWSC Club Night​Whole basin
​Saturday 5 March​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 6 March9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 9 March4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Thursday 10 March​8am-12pmNZ​TWSA Ski School​Whole basin
​Friday 11 March​Full day​NZTWSA Ski School​Whole basin
​Saturday 12 MarchFull day​NZ Open​Whole basin
​Sunday 13 March​Full day​NZ Open​Whole basin
​Tuesday 15 March​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
Wednesday 16 March​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Thursday 17 March​4pm-8pm​AWSC Junior Coaching​Whole basin
​Saturday 19 March​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 20 March​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 23 March​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Friday 25 March​4pm-8pm​AWSC Club Night​Whole basin
​Saturday 26 March ​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 27 March​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Wednesday 30 March​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin

April 2022

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
​Saturday 2 April​8am-12pm​Ski trainingWhole basin
​Sunday 3 April9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 9 April8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 10 April​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
Wednesday 13 April​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 16 AprilFull day​Young Mariners RegattaWhole basin
​Sunday 17 AprilFull day​Young Mariners RegattaWhole basin
Wednesday 20 April​4pm-8pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 23 April​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Sunday 24 April​9am-1pm​Ski training​Whole basin
​Saturday 30 April​8am-12pm​Ski training​Whole basin

May 2022

​Day​TimeReason for closure​Area of basin being used​
​Sunday 1 May9am-1pm​Ski trainingWhole basin

For more information about water ski training bookings, email the Auckland Water Ski Club at, or phone the club on 09 520 1530.

How to make a booking

To make a booking for the basin, contact us.

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