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Te hōtaka horoi i te Riu o Ōrākei

Ōrākei Basin flushing schedule

​What is the flushing schedule?

The flushing schedule shows the days when the water levels in Ōrākei Basin will be tidal – going in or out. The times given are when it will be full and the water locked in.

We manage the schedule alongside Auckland Water Ski Club.

Times are not guaranteed as the schedule can change with bad weather. The only way to be absolutely certain that the basin is full is to physically check.

Check the table regularly for additional dates.

September to December 2021 dates

​Date ​Change Time​ ​High tide
5 September 2021 ​Water out ​6.30pm ​3.1m
7 September 2021 ​Water in ​8.24am ​3.1m
19 September 2021 ​Water out ​7pm ​3.1m
​21 September 2021 ​Water in ​8.26am ​3.1m
​26 September 2021 ​Daylight saving starts.
10 October 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.3m
12 October 2021 ​Water in ​1.49pm ​3.3m
24 October 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3m
26 October 2021 ​Water in ​12.55pm


Flush may be postponed due to weather atmospheric conditions.

​7 November 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.5m
​9 November 2021 ​Water in 12.40pm​ ​3.5m
​21 November 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.1m
​22 November 2021 ​Water in ​10.39am


Flush may be postponed due to weather atmospheric conditions.

​5 December 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.6m
​7 December 2021 ​Water in ​11.32am ​3.6m
​19 December 2021 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.1m
​21 December 2021 ​Water in ​10.52am


Flush may be postponed due to weather atmospheric conditions.

January to May 2022 dates

​Date ​Change Time​ ​High tide

9 January 2022

​Water out 8.30pm 3.1m
​10 January 2022​Water in​3.3pm​3.1m
​30 January 2022​Water out​8.30pm​3.4m
​1 February 2022​Water in​9.13am​3.4m
​20 February 2022​Water out​8.30pm​3.3m
​22 February 2022​Water in​1.27pm​3.3m
​6 March 2022​Water out​8.30pm​3.3m
​7 March 2022​Water in12.50pm​​3.3m
​20 March 2022​Water out​8.30pm​3.4m
​22 March 2022​Water in​12.20pm​3.4m
​3 April 2022​Water out​6.30pm​3.2m
​5 April 2022​Water in​11.18am​3.2m
​17 April 2022​Water out​6.30pm​3.4m
​19 April 2022​Water in​10.10am​3.4m
​1 May 2022​Water out​6pm​3.2m
​3 May 2022​Water in​10am​3.2m
​15 May 2022​Water out​6pm​3.4m
​17 May 2022​Water in​8.56am​3.4m