About the path
A great ride on streets surrounding Dominion Road, taking you through Mt Eden, Sandringham and Mt Roskill.
Along the way you'll discover scenic reserves and picnic spots, kids playgrounds and basketball courts. And if you work up an appetite, nearby Dominion Road is renowned for its diverse eateries.
In this relatively flat loop route, you'll be riding on-road. The route follows quieter residential streets (some with traffic calming measures), shared paths, paths through local reserves, and some short sections on busy roads. Public toilets are available along the route.
Start anywhere along the route - we've suggested Bellevue Road in Mt Eden. Cycle along the shared path down Bellevue Road, Sherbourne Road and Valley Road. Cycle on-road through local streets and through Paddington Green, until you reach Balmoral Road.
At Balmoral Road, cross at the signals and head down Matipo Street towards Centennial Park, featuring basketball court and playground.
Follow the route along local streets and down Parau Street, past Arthur S. Richards Memorial Park to reach Mt Albert Road.
Ride along the shared path on Mt Albert Road for a short distance, crossing at the signals to join Bremner Avenue. Head through John Moore Reserve and ride on the path behind Mt Roskill Grammar to connect to Frost Road.
After Frost Road, follow the shared path along Somerset Road. Follow Memorial Ave across Dominion Road, towards Mt Roskill War Memorial Reserve. Cross Oakley Creek by riding over the architecturally-designed Hīnaki eel trap bridge.
From here, ride up to Mt Albert Road, cross at the signals, and head down Renfrew Ave, Kiwitea Street and Pine Street. Cross over Balmoral Road and head up Eldon Road, following the local street network back to Dominion Road.
The section through Monkey Hill Reserve is quite steep, so you may need to dismount. Check out the Monkey Hill Steps artwork by artist Billy Apple.