Auckland Transport

Grafton Gully cycleway

The Grafton Gully cycleway, starting from Upper Queen Street, links the Northwestern cycleway to the Beach Road cycleway.

Grafton Gully Cycleway
Image courtesy of NZ Transport Agency

Cyclists are now able to enjoy an almost entirely off-road cycleway between Waitakere and Auckland cities. The route provides easy access to the universities, city centre and waterfront.

The NZ Transport Agency opened the new Grafton Gully Cycleway on 6 September 2014.

Cycleway features

  • New concrete cycle path following the general motorway alignment in Grafton Gully, starting from Upper Queen Street, and connecting to a shared path at Beach Road, ranging between three and four metres wide.
  • An underpass between Wellesley Street East and Grafton Road.
  • Night lighting.

Entrance to Grafton Gully cycleway

How to get on the Grafton Gully cycleway

From the Beach Road cycleway

From the Beach Road cycleway, the path continues in to the Grafton Gully cycleway.

Look out for the signs and just keep on going.

From the Northwestern cycleway

Ramp up to Newton Road overbridge

Travelling towards city on the northwestern cycleway, follow the city signs at the end of the northwestern cycleway ride up the ramp onto the Newton Rd over-bridge.

Newtown Road over-bridge shared path

At the top of the ramp, turn right on to the Newton Road over-bridge (staying on the shared path).

Spiral path joining the northwestern cycleway

At the end of the over-bridge turn right and head down the spiral path to rejoin the northwestern cycleway.

Cycleway alongside Ian Mc Kinnon Drive

Follow the signs as the cycleway heads up hill alongside Ian Mckinnon Drive.

Upper Queen Street intersection

On arrival at Upper Queen Street.

Cyclists at the Upper Queet St intersection

The cyclist in the white shirt is heading towards the CBD via Queen Street. The other two cyclists are crossing to access Grafton Gully.

Separated facilities for cycling and walking on the Upper Queen St bridge

On the Upper Queen Street bridge, a cycle path leads to the entrance to the Grafton Gully cycleway.

Entrance to Grafton Gully cycleway from Upper Queen St

The entrance to the Grafton Gully cycleway (city side of the Upper Queen Street bridge).