Auckland has a number of off-road cycle and walkways that are perfect for a recreational ride or run, or for a more leisurely scenic commute. Most of these routes are enjoyed by pedestrians and cyclists, so watch out for others and share with care. Cyclists please remember to keep to the left and slow down when passing pedestrians.
CBD running routes
These inner-city running routes offer the perfect opportunity to get your heart and legs pumping.
Auckland waterfront along Tamaki Drive is one of the most popular rides in Auckland.
The 14km Matakana trails ride has fantastic views, and many points of interest including café’s, wineries and roadside stalls.
Pakuranga Rotary shared path
The Rotary shared path stretches from Prince Regent Drive to Panmure Bridge.
Hobsonville Point provides an easy recreational cycle or walking route with purpose built off-road paths.
Onehunga to Mangere
With interesting stops along the way and stunning views this ride provides a great weekend outing for families and adults alike.
A 10km paved route that takes you around a picturesque part of the Manukau Harbour coastline.
Beach Road cycleway
Stage one of Auckland’s first two-way separated cycleway along Beach Road and Mahuhu Crescent is now open.
Northwestern cycle route
The North-Western cycle route follows the motorway from central Auckland to Te Atatu.
Te Araroa trail - North Shore
A 23-km walk along the coast from Long Bay to Devonport.
Oratia Stream shared path
This popular scenic route follows the Oratia Stream.
Opanuku Stream shared path
This route stretches from Great North Road to Henderson Valley Road and Palm Heights.
Henderson Creek shared path
Henderson Creek shared path links to the Northwestern Cycleway and the Opanuku Stream shared path.
Devonport to Takapuna green route
A scenic route for walking and cycling between Devonport and Takapuna.
Te Ara Tahuna Estuary cycle and walkway
Te Ara Tahuna is a 7.5km walk and cycleway around the Orewa Estuary.
Auckland cycle maps
Auckland Transport has a series of cycle maps that cover the Auckland region. Each of the roads on the maps have been ridden by a team of experienced cyclists and graded in terms of safety and whether it is a quiet or busy route. The maps show points of interest including cycle parks, cycle shops, public toilets, gradients, one-way streets and landmarks.
- Central Auckland cycle map (PDF 3MB)
- Northern cycle map (PDF 1.9MB)
- Western cycle map (PDF 3MB)
- Eastern cycle map (PDF 2MB)
- Southern cycle map (PDF 2MB)
These maps can also be collected from bike shops, libraries, Britomart, information centres and some cycling events. Call us or use our online feedback form to get a hard copy to be mailed out to you (please provide your delivery address and which maps you'd like when using the online feedback form).
Cycle option using Google directions
You can also use the directions tool on Google maps to find a cycle-friendly route.
Walking and running maps
Auckland CBD walking and running tracks
Includes running circuits around CBD includes Albert Park, Bastion Point, Hobson Bay - Orakei Basin circuit, Inner city dash, Mt Eden - Maungawhau volcanic challenge, Sir Chinmoy peace mile, Waterfront cafes & bays and more.
The Auckland region has a number of mountain bike trails for all levels of rider including Sanders Reserve, Woodhill, Riverhead, Arch Hill, Waiheke, Whitford, Totara Park, Puhinui and Hunua. Visit the Auckland Mountain Bike Club’s where to ride page for information on trails.
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