Auckland has a number of off-road cycle and walkways that are perfect for a recreational ride or walk, or for a more scenic commute.
- View a list of Cycle network maps.
- View a list of suggested cycle rides.
- View a map of pedestrian cut-throughs in the City Centre.
Cycle network maps
Discover Auckland using the growing network of shared paths, on road and protected cycle lanes and quiet routes. We're building more cycleways to connect you to your local town centre, public transport, schools and places of work.
- C1- Central map (PDF 2.63MB)
- C2 - Central map (PDF 4.42MB)
- N1- Northern map (PDF 4.19MB)
- W1- Western map (PDF 4.76MB)
- W2 - Western map (PDF 2.17MB)
- S1 - Southern map (PDF 4.43MB)
- S2 – Southern map (PDF 1MB)
These maps can also be collected from a cycle network map stockist.
Auckland Central city cycle map
Download the Central city cycle map (PDF 1.03MB) to see the cycle network around the city. The highlight is a loop around the city centre which is predominately shared paths and protected cycle lanes, and which also includes the famous pink path Te Ara I Whiti.
There are many fantastic rides to enjoy all around Auckland, from family-friendly and leisure riding, to fitness, commuting and cycle touring. Along the way you'll see idyllic views, community gathering spots, history and all sorts of things that you can discover from a bike seat.
The below are a selection of our favourite rides – these are predominately on shared paths so are suitable for all abilities and all members of the family.
- City to Bays (PDF 2.71MB) – Central Auckland bike ride, 40 minutes, 10km one way.
- Waterview path (PDF 1.47MB) – Central Auckland bike ride, 20 minutes, 3.5km one way.
- Devonport to Takapuna (PDF 2.39MB) – North Auckland bike ride, 30 minutes, 6.5km one way.
- Orewa Estuary (PDF 4.21MB) – North Auckland bike ride, 45 minutes, 7.5km loop.
- Pakuranga Rotary and Cascades paths (PDF 906KB) – East Auckland bike ride, 90 minutes, 13km return.
- Henderson paths (PDF 824KB) – West Auckland bike ride, 55 minutes, 10.5km one way.
- Onehunga to Stonefields (PDF 961KB) – South Auckland bike ride, 60 minutes, 11.5km one way.
- Wattle Downs (PDF 671KB) – South Auckland bike ride, 40 minutes, 7km one way.
- Matakana Trail (PDF 1.18MB) – North Auckland bike ride, 45 minutes, 8km one way.
Across our range of maps and rides there are a number of different types of infrastructure highlighted, including shared paths.
These are exactly that; paths shared by all users on all kinds of mobility, including people walking or on bikes, pushchairs, scooters, and more. They are often found within local reserves or can be specially marked paths.
If you are looking for even more places to explore, then check out the Auckland Council AKL Paths website for a huge range of walkways, trails and cycling routes across the city.
Did you know there are lots of hidden walkways through the City Centre? 80 to be exact. These ‘cut-throughs’ are public shortcuts through or between buildings that connect one street to another. They can get you to your destination quicker or keep you drier along your journey. Some you may already be using, others are less obvious to find.
- Download the pedestrian cut-throughs map to see where these walkways can take you.