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.


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).


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

Eastern Beach King Tide 16 June 2014

Taken from the boat ramp (opposite Luke Place) at 9.30 am on 16 June 2014

Bucklands Beach King Tide 13 August 2014

9:40pm 13/08/2014 #kingtidesakl Bucklands Beach, street has flooded as the street is...

Bucklands Beach King Tide 13 August 2014

Bucklands Beach, The Parade 9:50pm 13/08/2014

Orewa King Tide 13 August 2014

Orewa Beach from the lookout point. – 13/08/2014, 9.40pm

Hellensville Coastal Inundation 13 August 2014

The Kaipara River bursting it’s banks and completely covering rural land

Manukau Harbour King Tide 12 August 2014

King tide, Manukau Cruising Club, Onehunga 12/08/14...

Manukau Harbour King Tide 12 August 2014

King tide, Manukau Cruising Club, Onehunga...

Tamaki Drive, King Tide 9:31PM 13 August 2014

Inundation visible on the left hand side of the road at the king tide’s peak at...

Manukau Harbour King Tide 12082014

King tide, Manukau Cruising Club, Onehunga...

Little Shoal Bay King Tide 02022014

This photo taken from the shell-bank which is about 150M off shore. A wind-assisted King...