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Ōrākei Basin flushing schedule

​The flushing schedule for Ōrākei Basin

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.

How the flushing schedule is set

The flushing schedule shows the expected flushing dates set out six months in advance.

We cannot guarantee flushing times as they can change due to:

  • bad weather
  • tidal heights
  • safe swim warnings
  • water quality issues.

We regularly adjust the water level in the basin to keep it as close to the same level as possible.

The only way to be sure of current water levels in the basin is to check in person.

We advise you to check the schedule regularly for any additional dates.

Safety warning

Take care around the sluice gate area of the basin (under the railway bridge). This gate may be open for short periods of time.

Flushing schedule for 2023

​Date ​Change Time​ ​High tide
​29 October 2023 ​Water out ​8pm ​3.4m
​31 October 2023 ​Water in ​10.54am ​3.4m
​12 November 2023 Water out​ ​8pm ​3.1m
​14 November 2023 Water in​ ​9.55am ​3.1m
​26 November 2023 Water out​ ​8pm ​3.3m
​28 November 2023 ​Water in ​9.47am ​3.3m
​17 December 2023 Water out​ ​8pm ​3.3m
​19 December 2023 ​Water in ​2.23pm ​3.3m

Flushing schedule for 2024

​Date ​Change Time​ ​High tide
​14 January 2024 Water out​ ​8.30pm ​3.5m
​16 January 2024 Water in​ ​1.11pm ​3.5m
​29 January 2024 Water out​ ​8.30pm ​3.1m
​30 January 2024 Water in​ ​12.29pm ​3.1m
​11 February 2024 Water out​ ​8.30pm ​3.6m
​13 February 2024 Water in​ ​12pm ​3.6m
​25 February 2024 Water out​ ​8.30pm ​3.1m
​27 February 2024 Water in ​11.22am ​3.1m
​10 March 2024 Water out​​ ​8.30pm ​3.6m
​12 March 2024 Water in ​10.47am ​3.6m
​24 March 2024 Water out​​ 8.30pm​ 3.1m
​26 March 2024 Water in ​10.13am ​3.1m
​7 April 2024 Water out​​ ​7.30pm ​3.5m
​9 April 2024 Water in ​8.31am ​3.5m
​28 April 2024 Water out​​ ​7.30pm ​3.1m
​29 April 2024 Water in ​12pm ​3.1m (This flush will be weather dependent)
​5 May 2024 Water out​​ 6.30pm​ ​3.4m
​7 May 2024 ​Water in ​7.13am ​3.4m
​26 May 2024 ​Water out​​ ​6.30pm ​3.1m
​​28 May 2024 ​Water in ​11.47am ​3.1m

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