The Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU) has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March.

Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.

Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal. Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.

Onehunga and Pukekohe weekday train services and weekend train services across all lines will remain on their usual timetable.

Ferry and bus services will operate as normal.

Read the media release: Temporary timetable on trains due to industrial action.

Auckland Transport

Te Ara Tahuna Estuary shared path Te Ara Tahuna Estuary shared path

Te Ara Tahuna Pathway provides an excellent ride for people new to cycling, or riding with children on bikes or scooters. 

It is easily accessed from Western Reserve, 40 minutes drive north from Auckland centre. It makes for a great day out and especially if combined with time at the beach or shops. The path features tributes to the estuary's past as a significant food gathering place for Maori.

Te Ara Tahuna Estuary cycle and walkway

  • 7.6 km.
  • About 40 minutes.

Orewa cycleway map

Orewa cycleway map

More about this route

The route offers a variety of environments, from the beach and estuary, to quiet residential and park areas, and through bush trails. It’s a great ride for spotting birds and plants.

It is one of the most popular off-road paths in Auckland. On a busy day several hundred people use the path, so a bell is important when passing.  It is easy to ride to from surrounding suburbs, or drive and park at Western Reserve.  

  • Car park at Western Reserve, Hibiscus Coast Highway.
  • 7.5 km off road path.
  • Easy to ride, mainly flat and mostly sealed.
  • Lighting and signs along the route.


  • A great circuit.
  • Beside the water and through parks.
  • Close to Orewa Beach for swimming.
  • Maori carvings on the path illustrate the estuary's cultural and historical significance.


  • Skate park.
  • Toilets and drinking water.
  • Links to schools & residential areas.
  • Café at Western Reserve.
  • Motor camp nearby.

Share the path

  • Please be courteous towards other path users.
  • Ring your bell before passing.
  • Remember to smile, wave and have a good time.