Walking and Cycling



We have 217km of footpaths and 87km of cycleways in the district and we are building more every year as part of our continued commitment towards encouraging active transport modes and investment in improving and increasing safe facilities.

Our district is also proud to host the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail Great Ride. Check out a map of the route here from our collection of Far North Maps. Follow the link below to explore others. 

In addition to our public maps of Walking and Cycling facilities, we also have a comprehensive interactive Storymap of our existing walking and cycling networks and we’ve expanded it to feature aspirational new routes. We’re continually updating this map with new routes and information, including developing a prioritised build programme.


Our Integrated Transport-Strategy identifies our objective to increase facilities for walking and cycling. It proposes implementation of a number of walking and cycling related activities under the Action Plan Area of ‘Active Modes’. These are now underway.

Our plans are also integrated into the Northland Walking and Cycling Strategy.  This presents a regional interconnected active mode network development plan in a compelling business case for investment.

We have continued this integrated approach with involvement in the development and implementation of the Northland Integrated Cycling Implementation Plan