Whether it's part of your daily commute or provides an exhilarating weekend activity, riding an electric scooter in Auckland is pretty epic! That said, it can sometimes take a while to get to know the scooter ins and outs—including the best places to go for a ride and your top local scooter dealers.
That's why we've compiled an Auckland Electric Scooter Guide to make things simple. So, let's get into it!
The Best Places to Ride an Electric Scooter in Auckland
Starting with the basics, you can ride your electric scooter on Auckland footpaths or roads (except for designated cycle-only lanes that are part of the road). For more information, check out our overview of Electric Scooter Laws in NZ.
Now, on to the fun stuff—some of the best riding spots and pathways!
E Scooters East Auckland
Cascades Shared Path
Enjoy a 6km shared riding/walking path between Lloyd Elsmore Park and Meadowlands Park. Appreciate the fresh air as you glide down the smooth track surrounded by grass, trees, and neighbouring houses.
The Pakuranga Rotary Walkway
The 18km-return track makes for a fantastic ride along the Tāmaki Estuary and Wakaaranga Creek—offering fantastic scenes of Mt Wellington.
E Scooters South Auckland
The 1.8km loop is fully paved, providing a relatively smooth ride. The area is also filled with lush grass and a classic playground.
With a mix of terrain (including gravel, concrete, and boardwalks), scooters such as the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11 are most suited for this 2km track. There are also a few slight inclines along the way, but nothing that your scooter can’t handle!
E Scooters North Shore
Indulge in estuary views while riding along Orewa’s conveniently wide, flat, and sealed pathway. As the track is well-loved by many, it can get pretty busy on the weekends. Remember to share with care and use your bell to give walkers a heads up before passing.
Like Conifer Grove, the 1.6km loop at Onepoto Reserve is a mix of boardwalks, gravel, and paved surfaces (again making it ideal for the Kaabo Wolf Warrior 11). You’ll also find plenty of picnic tables and a playground—suitable for a family day out!
The varied terrain continues at Tuff Crater Reserve. Neighbouring the Warehouse Group Head Office, the track is 2.3km in length and offers some pretty good distant views of the city!
The 12km track starts in the centre of Takapuna and heads down Lake Road, slowly making its way to the quaint local Devonport shops. Let the adventure continue into the city (via a 12-minute Ferry Ride), where you can zoom down Quay Street or head down to Wynyard Quarter.
E Scooters Auckland Central
- Wynyard Quarter
Leave your way around the bustling streets with the delightful temptations of countless waterfront eateries.
The 8.2km Tamaki Drive offers another scenic (and desirably flat) city ride. Gliding your way from the CBD to Saint Heliers, there’s plenty of opportunities to take in the sea breeze.
Identifiable by its vibrant pink path, Te Ara I Whiti is a must-visit in the city! The walkway makes up part of the Nelson Street Cycleway—so for an extended ride, you can continue down Nelson Street into the City Centre.
Get amongst nature at Epsom’s Cornwall Park. If your scooter has enough power, you can continue riding up to the iconic One Tree Hill for a picturesque view of the city and surrounding areas. For more information about hill climbing, check out our article ‘Best Electric Scooter for Climbing Hills in NZ’.
The 10.8km path begins at the Grey Lynn shops and runs down along Turangi Road onto Ivanhoe Road. If you have time for a photo pitstop, make sure to get a few snaps at the Rainbow Pathway near the Unitec.
E Scooters West Auckland
Connecting Waterview to Mt Roskill, the Waterview Shared Path is made up of several cycleways around the area. You can follow the Te-Auaunga-Oakley Creek path (3.4km) to a charming 6metre waterfall—just be prepared for some mixed terrain. There are also options to connect with the Avondale Shared Path and Southwestern Pathway.
A few laps around the 1.2 km loop track will have you feeling like a scooter whizz! And, if you’re bringing the family along, there’s an awesome park for some sliding and swinging.
The 1.75km loop track heads around the lake for some wholesome riding amongst the local ducks and geese. Despite the abundance of birds, the park also makes for a great picnic spot!
- Twin Streams Walk and CycleWay
The Twin Streams Walk and Cycleway allows for a lovely ride along the Waikumete, Opanuku, and Oratia streams. Plus, with its three-metre wide paths, there’s adequate space for all users. There are also various community art installations and titled artwork that brings the area to life!
Starting from Lincoln Road, this 12km cycleway meanders alongside State Highway 16 into the city centre. The majority of the path is separate from the main road, making it safe and convenient for riders.
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Ready, Set, Ride!
We hope you’re feeling better equipped with the knowledge to navigate the e-scooter life in Auckland. As mentioned above, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!