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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, i.e.going in or out. The times given are when it will be full and the water locked in.

The schedule is managed by Auckland Council and 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.

 2019 dates

​Date​ChangeTime​​High tide
​Monday 3 June​Water out​7.30pm-​
​Wednesday 5 June​Water in​10.06pm​-
​Sunday 16 JuneWater out​​7pm​3.2m
​Tuesday 18 June​Water in​8.53pm​3.2m
​Sunday 30 June​Water out​6.30pm​3.1
​Tuesday 2 July​Water in​7.30am​3.1m
​Sunday 14 July​Water out​7pm​3.2m
​Tuesday 16 July​Water in​8.18pm​3.2m
​Sunday 4 August​Water out​8pm​3.4m
​Tuesday 6 August​Water in​12.30pm​3.4m
​Sunday 11 August​Water out​7.30pm​3m (this is too low to refill the basin, so this flush will be weather dependant)
​Tuesday 13 AugustWater in​​7.30pm​3m (this is too low to refill the basin, so this flush will be weather dependant)
Sunday 1 September​Water out​7.30pm​3.5m
​Tuesday 3 September​Water in​11.16am3.5m​
​Sunday 15 September​Water out​7.30pm​3.1m
​Tuesday 17 September​Water in​10.23pm​3.1m
​Sunday 29 September​Water out​7pm​3.6m
​Tuesday 1 October​Water in​11am​3.6m
​Sunday 13 October​Water out​8pm​3.1m
​Tuesday 15 October​Water in​10.20am​3.1m
​Sunday 27 OctoberWater out​​7.30pm​3.5m
​Tuesday 29 OctoberWater in​​9.55am​3.5m