Our shores are constantly being altered by human and natural processes.

Share your images and help create a living record of the changes to our coasts and shorelines and a glimpse of what our daily tides may look like in the future as a result of sea level rise.

About

Part of the Global King Tides movement, King Tides Auckland is an exciting community initiative that encourages people from around the Auckland region to visit and photograph the highest tides (known as King Tides) that naturally occur along our coastline each year.

What are King Tides?

The term “King Tide” is a common term for the highest tides that occur over the course of the year. These especially high tides eventuate when a new or full moon occurs at the same time as the moon is at its closest to the earth (in its perigee).

Participate

Become a coastal time traveller and help us see the future impacts of sea level rise on Auckland’s coastline. Grab your camera and photograph the next King Tide event at your local spot. Your photos will help planning for and understanding future changes to our coast.

Favourite photos

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North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooded cycleway along the North Western during the King Tide, 02 February 2014. Photo...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooded cycleway along the North Western during the King Tide, 02 February 2014. Photo...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooded cycleway along the North Western during the King Tide, 02 February 2014. Photo...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooded cycleway along the North Western Motorway during the King Tide, 02 February...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Aqua-cycling through the flooded cycleway along the North Western during the King Tide,...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

The King Tide spills onto the outer lane of the North Western Motorway, 02 February...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Motorway construction is flooded during the King Tide, 02 February, North Western...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Fencing can’t stop the rising water during the King Tide, 02 February 2014, North...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Cyclists wade through knee-deep water beside the North Western Motorway during the King...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooded cycleway along the North Western Motorway during the King Tide, 02 February...

North Western, Auckland King Tide 02022014

A paddle boarder takes advantage of the flooded cycleway along the North Western...

Harbourview Reserve, Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland King Tide 02022014

The King Tide ascends the sea wall at Harbourview Reserve on the Te Atatu Peninsula, 02...

North Western Cycleway, Auckland King Tide 01022014

Aquacycling: A cyclist rides through the flooded cycleway along the North Western during...

North Western Cycleway, Auckland King Tide 01022014

Push bike becomes a Carry bike: The flooded cycleway along the North Western meant this...

North Western Cycleway, Auckland King Tide 01022014

Role Reversal: The flooded cycleway along the North Western meant these cyclists had to...

North Western Cycleway, Auckland King Tide 01022014

Role Reversal: The flooded cycleway along the North Western meant these cyclists had to...

Tahuna Torea Reserve, Glendowie, Auckland King Tide 02022014

A pathway submerged by the King Tide at Tahuna Torea Nature Reserve in Glendowie,...

Glenbrook Beach, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Snapshot of the King Tide at Glenbrook beach in Franklin, Auckland, 02 February 2014....

Milford Marina, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooding at the Milford Marina during the King Tide, 02 February 2014. Photo Rachael...

Milford Marina, Auckland King Tide 02022014

Flooding at the Milford Marina during the King Tide, 02 February 2014. Photo Rachael...

Kelvin Reserve, Te Atatu Peninsula 03022014

Enjoying a cruise along a flooded pathway in Kelvin Reserve, Te Atatu Peninsula during...

North Western Motorway, Auckland King Tide 03022014

The sea gets close to a construction site on the North Western Motorway during the King...

Point Chevalier, Auckland King Tide 03022014

Taking fishing to new heights, literally. This fisherman kept his feet dry by standing...

Point Chevalier, Auckland King Tide 03022014

The tide is high against the sea wall surrounding Pt Chevalier Reserve in Auckland...

Point Chevalier, Auckland King Tide 03022014

King Tide reaches the dunes around Pt Chevalier beach in Auckland, 03 February 2014....

Point Chevalier, Auckland King Tide 03022014

Snapshot of the King Tide at Pt Chevalier beach, 03 February 2014. Photo Jenni...

Point Chevalier Beach, Auckland King Tide 03022014

Snapshot of the King Tide at Pt Chevalier beach, 03 February 2014. Photo Jenni...

Cheltenham Beach, Auckland King Tide 02022014

The ocean is right on the front door step of these houses on Cheltenham beach in...