Wattle Downs

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Wattle Downs
Coordinates: 37°02′52″S 174°53′19″E / 37.0478°S 174.8885°E / -37.0478; 174.8885Coordinates: 37°02′52″S 174°53′19″E / 37.0478°S 174.8885°E / -37.0478; 174.8885
Country New Zealand
Island North Island
City Auckland

Wattle Downs is a suburb of the former Manukau City, Auckland, in northern New Zealand.

The suburb is located on the Mahia Park peninsula on the Manukau Harbour, along with Wattle Cove.

It is 25 kilometres south of Auckland CBD and 10 kilometres south of Manukau City.


Originally the Mahia Park peninsula was farmland (belonging to Ian Ross) but has been developed in a number of phases. The area is almost exclusively residential, with only a few shops and schools.[citation needed]


There are two schools and one daycare in the area:

Reremoana Primary School is a school which opened on 7 February 2006. It has been built to cater for the rapidly growing population in the local area.[1]

Clayton Park Primary School is another school in Wattle Downs.[2]

Wattle Downs Early Learning Centre[3] is a day care centre for the under fives.


Wattle Downs Golf Course, a 9 hole golf course, is nestled between areas of housing and includes views over the harbour.

There are several reserves, including Kauri Point Reserve down Moor Park, Wattle Farm Reserve on Wattle Farm Road and Wattle Farm Wetlands Reserve also on Wattle Farm Road.