Mackay visitors Josh and Alannah Bond take on Saturday’s king tide at the Urangan rockwall.
Mackay visitors Josh and Alannah Bond take on Saturday’s king tide at the Urangan rockwall. Valerie Horton

King tides bring wild times

KING TIDES arrived on the Fraser Coast just in time for summer holiday-makers to enjoy them.

Over the weekend families made the most of the deep water.

Mackay visitors Josh and Alannah Bond had fun with a wet stroll along the Urangan rockwall.

The largest king tide was on Saturday, reaching 4.19 metres at 9.46am. The king tide on Friday reached 4.15m while yesterday it hit 4.12m.

Today the tide will be slightly smaller, to measure 3.96m at 11.19am.

King tides occur when there is a new or full moon.

On Australia’s east coast the largest of these tides happen once in winter and once in summer.



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