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

Wattle Downs shared path Wattle Downs

A peaceful ride that takes you around a picturesque part of the Manukau Harbour coastline.

Wattle Downs Cycleway

  • 10km fully paved route.
  • Mostly flat with a few small rolling hills.
  • Small on-road section on quiet streets (about 400m).

Wattle Downs cycle ride map

Wattle Downs cycle ride map

More about this route

The Wattle Downs ride takes you around a picturesque part of the Manukau Harbour coastline through Mahia Park and Wattle Downs. The 10km paved route hugs the shoreline and has many seats and picnic tables for you to catch your breath or admire the view. The ride goes past the Manukau golf course, has opportunities to reach the water and two playgrounds. The path is in two parts, connected by about 400m of quiet residential road.

The path runs from Frangipani Avenue to Bluewater Place and can be accessed from numerous points off Glenross Drive, Carnoustie Drive and Aberdeen Crescent.


  • Quiet, peaceful environment.
  • Follows the coastline.
  • Stunning views of the Manukau Harbour.


  • Picnic areas with tables.
  • Two playgrounds.
  • Toilets (located in the Wattle Down Farm Reserve, can be accessed from the pathway).

Share the path

  • Slower traffic has right of way.
  • Please be courteous towards other path users.
  • Ring your bell before passing.
  • Remember to smile, wave and have a good time.
  • Ride on the left and pass on the right.