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.