Tide tables

Tide Table instructions

New Zealand daylight saving time

The tide predictions for the Standard (main) ports in this tide table have been corrected for daylight saving time. Daylight savings runs from 2am Sunday 30 September 2018 to 3am Sunday 7 April 2019.

Standard ports

All New Zealand tidal data is referenced to predictions for Standard (main) ports. Northland's standard ports are Marsden Point on the east coast and Port Taranaki on the west coast.

Secondary ports

The times and heights of tides for secondary ports can be found by applying the corrections found on pages 62 and 63 to the corresponding standard port predictions.

Northland's Harbours

East Coast

Northland's east coast has thirteen harbours:

  • Pārengarenga
  • Houhora
  • Rangaunu
  • Mangonui
  • Whangaroa
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangamumu
  • Whangaruru
  • Whananaki
  • Tutukaka
  • Ngunguru
  • Whangārei
  • Mangawhai

West Coast

Northland's west coast has four harbours:

  • Kaipara
  • Herekino
  • Hokianga
  • Whāngāpē

Why Port Taranaki?

Tides times are calculated from standard (main) ports. The tidal information for Northland's west coast is based on the closest standard port which is Taranaki. Times and heights of tides for secondary ports can be found by applying corrections found on page 62 and 63.


Tide Tables

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DISCLAIMER: (As of May 2018)

We have endeavoured to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate and current. However, we do not accept liability for any error or omission. The information that appears in this publication is intended to provide the best advice that the above organisations have had access to. It may be subject to change at any time, without notice. The Northland Regional Council takes no responsibility whatsoever for the currency and/ or accuracy of this information, its completeness or fitness for purpose. All references to regional and district council legal requirements were correct at the time of printing. Maps contain data sourced from Land Information New Zealand (Crown Copyright Reserved).