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Takapuna to Devonport Path

Cycling time 60 mins

Distance 12 km

Starts at 16 The Strand, Takapuna

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About the path

Discover local parks and enjoy fantastic views of the Waitematā Harbour, Auckland City and the Harbour Bridge. Along this well signposted cycle route from Takapuna Beach to the historic suburb of Devonport.

This route is a network of paths, boardwalks and bridges that weaves through parks, mangroves, heritage areas and residential streets. As well as cycling on quiet local roads, there are short sections on busy roads at the start and finish of the route (children may need to use the wide footpaths).

Start at The Strand in the heart of Takapuna, where you'll find fantastic shopping, cafes and picturesque Takapuna Beach. The popular beachfront playground and water play area, features pipe slides and an impressive red and gold tower.

Cycle south along Lake Road, use the crossing at the intersection of Esmonde Road to cross Lake Road and then turn right into Napier Ave.

Make your way through the quiet local streets to Francis Street, through Northboro Reserve (with a nautical-themed playground) and over the Bayswater Bridge.

Ride past the historic O'Neill's Point Cemetery (North Shore’s oldest cemetery founded in 1891), through Plymouth Reserve and then back onto Lake Road.

After a short section on Lake Road, turn into Ngataringa Skate Park and connect onto Victoria Road to reach Devonport village.

In Devonport, check out the architecturally acclaimed library, waterfront park and playground, and local cafe scene.

You can cycle the route in reverse from Devonport (a 12 minute ferry ride from Auckland ferry terminal), or make a shorter round trip using the Bayswater Ferry.

Public toilets are available at the parks in Takapuna, Bayswater and Devonport.

Facilities

  • Basketball Court
  • Dog off-leash area near this path
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Public Toilet
  • Skatepark
  • Sports field

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