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Auckland cycle, run & walkway mapsCycle & walkway maps

Auckland has a number of off-road cycle and walkways that are perfect for a recreational ride or run, or for a more scenic commute. Check out the routes below.

Walking 294

Central Auckland walking routes

Use our maps to find the best walking route for you into the city centre.

Light path 294

Lightpath & the Nelson Street cycleway

Central Auckland - Cycle to work route. Ride the first part of the Nelson Street cycleway and Te Ara I Whiti, the lightpath.

Auckland Waterfront Great Ride Macro

Auckland waterfront

Central Auckland - Great Rides and cycle to work route. Auckland waterfront along Tamaki Drive is a popular ride. 

Running

CBD running routes

These inner-city running routes offer the perfect opportunity to get your heart and legs pumping.

Beach Road Cycleway 294 (1)

Beach Road cycleway

Central Auckland - Cycle to work route. Connects the Grafton Gully, Upper Queen Street and north-western cycleways with Auckland’s waterfront

Quay Street Cycleway Macro

Quay Street cycleway

Central Auckland - Cycle to work route. A two-way cycleway that connects with the Britomart ferry terminal.

Grafton Gully cycleway 294

Grafton Gully cycleway

Central Auckland - Cycle to work route. The Grafton Gully cycleway links the Northwestern cycleway to the Beach Road cycleway.

North Western Cycleway 220

Northwestern cycleway

Central and west Auckland - Cycle to work route which follows the motorway from central Auckland to Lincoln Road.

Matakana Great Ride Macro

Matakana

Rodney - Great Rides route. The Matakana trails ride has fantastic views and many points of interest.

Rotary Shared Path Great Ride Macro

Pakuranga Rotary shared path

East Auckland - Great Rides and cycle to work route. The Rotary shared path links to Half Moon Bay Ferry.

Hobsonville Great Ride Macro

Hobsonville Point

North Auckland - Great Rides route. An easy recreational cycle or walking route with off-road paths.

Onehunga Mangere Great Ride Macro

Onehunga to Mangere

Central Auckland - Great Rides route. This ride provides a great weekend outing with interesting stops and views.

Wattle Downs Cyclewa Great Ride Macro

Wattle Downs

South Auckland - Great Rides route. A paved route that takes you around a picturesque part of the Manukau Harbour coastline.

Beach Rangitoto 294

Te Araroa trail - North Shore

North Auckland - The route runs from Long Bay to Devonport, where you can catch a ferry to Downtown Auckland.

Henderson Creek Great Ride Macro

Henderson Creek shared path

West Auckland - Great Rides route. Links to the Northwestern cycleway and the Opanuku Stream shared path.

City centre cycleways

Download a map of how the current and future city centre cycleways work together.

Auckland regional cycle guides

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.

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).

Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand Cycle Trail

The NZ Cycle Trail is a national project to build a network of world class cycle trails.

Find out more about the rides, check out the rides that are already open and plan your next great riding adventure at nzcycletrail.com

Tips when cycling or walking

Toitu te whenua - leave the land undisturbed

Please protect our plants, wildlife and natural heritage:

  • Protect plants and wildlife.
  • Remove rubbish.
  • Keeps streams and the sea clean.
  • Keep to the track (respect private property).
  • Do not light fires.

Dogs

Some walkways allow dogs off the leash, however unless clearly signposted keep dogs on a leash at all times and remove droppings.

Walking groups in Auckland

Check out Auckland walking groups on meetup.com to find a group related to your interest or in your local area.

Find walking groups on walkauckland.org.nz and walkingnewzealand.co.nz.

Get information about Auckland walkways on Auckland Council's website.