Tide Predictions

Tidal predictions are compiled for standard barometric pressure. The meteorological conditions that can have an effect are described in meteorological effects on tides.

Standard Port tide tables

Use these tables to find daily predictions of the times and heights of high and low waters at Standard Ports.

Times used in the tide predictions are in New Zealand Standard Time (NZST1). An allowance of plus one hour must be made during the daylight saving period (which commences on the last Sunday of September and ends on the first Sunday of April the following year).

Tables are provided in both PDF and comma delimited text (CSV) format. To use the text files you will need some instructions. read more...

The zero point of the predicted tide heights is described in the Standard Port datum descriptions.

Secondary Port tide tables

Get information required to predict times of high and low waters, and tidal levels, at Secondary Ports


Download an alphabetical list of Secondary Ports (pdf 40KB).

How to calculate tide times & heights

Find out how to calculate times and heights for Secondary Ports, and between high and low waters at any port more...

Standard Port datum descriptions

Find descriptions of datums for Standard Ports more...

Standard Port tidal levels

Find tidal levels for Spring and Neap tides, Mean Sea Level and Highest and Lowest Astronomical Tides more...

Standard Port periods of observation

Years for which tidal observations have been used for tide predictions at Standard Ports more...

1 NZST used in accordance with International Hydrographic Organisation Technical Resolution G1.2


The tide predictions on this website are not official tide tables as specified in Maritime Rules Part 25 Nautical Charts and Publications (pursuant to Section 36 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994).

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