Maps & rides Maps & rides

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.


City Centre Cycle Loop

Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland's city centre cycle loop is now complete! The 6.7km series of connected paths from Auckland’s waterfront to upper queen street means that you can now navigate the city centre by bike on cycle paths entirely separated and protected from traffic. 

The loop stretches from Quay Street via Grafton Gully Path to Upper Queen Street (and K'Road), down the Lightpath and Nelson Street to the Viaduct/Wynyard Quarter. The city centre cycle loop also connects to the wider cycling network of paths allowing easy access from surrounding Auckland suburbs.

Check out Auckland's vibrant, upgraded waterfront by the Quay Street cycleway, cruise underneath the historic Grafton Bridge on the Grafton Gully path, and discover incredible city views on the award-winning Lightpath - Te Ara I Whiti.

Download the City Cycle Loop map (PDF 1.88MB)


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.

Our series of cycle network maps connect together and show the different types of cycle facilities to help you plan out your rides.

Cycle Network Map covers

These maps can also be collected from a cycle network map stockist.

For a hard copy to be posted out to you please contact us by phone or place an order through email.


Suggested cycle rides

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.


Shared paths

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.


Pedestrian Cut-Throughs

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.