Check the tidal predictions and variations

Tidal predictions for the Northern Territory (NT) are supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology.

The NT tide predictions interactive map on the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology website allows you to choose a location and find:

  • time and height of next high tide
  • time and height of next low tide
  • its current time zone
  • its latitude and longitude.

It will also give you information for the previous, current and following seven days for the area including:

  • high tide times and heights
  • low tide times and heights
  • moon phases.

Disclaimer

All information is supplied in good faith and is believed to be correct.

It is supplied on the condition that:

  • no warranty is given
  • no responsibility or liability for errors or omissions is, or will be, accepted and
  • the recipient will hold the NT Government free from all responsibility or liability and from all loss or damage incurred as a consequence of any error or omission.

Tidal predictions

Read below for daily, hourly and monthly tidal predictions.

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List of tide variations: NT rivers

Use the below information as a guide only.

Details are compiled solely from local experience and variations could differ from actual times. In the interest of safety, you should make allowances for potential inaccuracies.

You should add all times to Darwin Harbour predictions.

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Alligator system Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
South Alligator Bridge South (Arnhem Highway) 4 hours 30 minutes 4 hours 30 minutes 4 hours 30 minutes 4 hours 30 minutes
West 2 hours 2 hours 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 40 minutes
South 2 hours 40 minutes 2 hours 30 minutes 2 hours 40 minutes 2 hours 40 minutes
East 2 hours 50 minutes 3 hours 20 minutes 2 hours 50 minutes 3 hours
East (Cahill's crossing) 5 hours 5 hours 5 hours 30 minutes 5 hours 30 minutes
Murganella 2 hours 2 hours 10 minutes 2 hours 50 minutes 2 hours 50 minutes
Wild man 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes

Adelaide River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Entrance 50 minutes 1 hour 10 minutes 30 minutes 1 hour 10 minutes
Bridge 5 hours 5 hours 20 minutes 5 hours 20 minutes 5 hours 30 minutes

Daly River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Entrance 20 minutes 14 minutes 30 minutes 2 hours

Fitzmaurice River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Entrance Entrance said to be virtually nil - - -

Leeders Creek Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Boat ramp 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes

Victoria River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Entrance Entrance said to be virtually nil - - -

Liverpool River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Maningrida 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour 20 minutes

Mary River Spring tides - high water Spring tides - low water Neap tides - high water Neap tides - low water
Shady camp barrage 4 hours 5 hours Difficult to predict Difficult to predict

Apply for tidal predictions

To apply for tidal predictions, contact the Australian Governments Bureau of Meteorology National Operations Centre Tidal Unit.

If you need more information about tides or to publish tidal information, you can also contact the unit.


Last updated: 09 August 2021

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