Following Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek, the off-road shared path connects communities from Waterview to Mt Roskill with a network of cycleways to destinations all over the city.

Location: Waterview and Mt Albert.
Distance: 3.4km.


Download the Waterview Shared Path route map (PDF 814KB).

How to use the map

The green lines represent shared paths. Thicker lines are major routes; thinner lines are local routes or connections.

About this route

The Waterview Shared Path is a great way to get to work, study, or access public transport, reserves, shops, parks, playgrounds, and other local facilities.

Read the Waterview shared path story.

The path joins the popular Northwestern Cycleway which will take you directly into the city, along Te Ara I Whiti, the Lightpath, and down to Auckland’s waterfront. Or head out to Henderson and the foothills of the Waitakere ranges via Twin Streams.

It also links up to the newly-built Southwestern Pathway and, by early 2019, will link to the New Lynn to Avondale Shared Path.

How to get there

You can access the path from:

  • Great North Road (opposite Oakley Ave).
  • Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek Walkway.
  • Trent St.
  • Soljak Place.
  • Springleigh Ave.
  • Harbutt Ave.

Who can use this path

Slower traffic has right of way. Walk and cycle on the left.

Cyclists: Yes.
Skaters: Yes.
Scooters: Yes.
Walkers: Yes.
Runners: Yes.
Prams and buggies: Yes.
Wheelchairs: Yes.

Features and highlights

  • Architecturally designed bridges: Te Piringa (Alford Street) bridge, Soljak bridge.
  • Access to Unitec campus.
  • Follows Te Auaunga – Oakley Creek – with a waterfall and a freshwater swimming hole.
  • Pak n Save at the Mt Roskill southern end.

Facilities on route

  • Harbutt Reserve.
  • Phyllis Street Reserve – Metro Football and Softball clubs.
  • Playground at Harbutt Reserve.


  • Rainbow path on the Northwestern Cycleway.
  • Waterview playground, skatepark and pump track.
  • Avondale train station.

Connects to these routes

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