Five of the best running spots in Auckland

With routes as beautiful as these right on our doorstep, there really is no excuse to not dust off your running shoes and get moving. Duck down to Auckland’s waterfront district for a speedy run in between the Silos, or check out the dreamy North Shore houses scattered around the Takapuna Beach ‘burbs.
You see a whole lot more on foot than you do by car, so step outside and get that body moving. Lets explore what urban Auckland has to offer from pristine walking through Ponsonby to surreal wooded trail paths around Auckland's famous One Tree Hill.

1. Mount Eden Loop

Rookie runners – this one’s for you. A quick run of 4.2km loop starting out at Eden Terrace and circumnavigating the statuesque summit before heading back down Mountain Road and closing the loop. The pristine city parks surrounding this beautiful area makes for fine casual jogging.

2. Parnell Domain

Step up your game a little with a 6.6km route through Parnell and Auckland Domain. Explore the best the inner city has to offer as you fly past Auckland University towards downtown and heading back up Beach Road to finish.

3. Orakei Basin

One for water babies – zoom along the water’s edge at Orakei Basin during this 7.8km loop, starting out from Auckland Museum and back. Coastal views, wooden walkways and beautiful beaches await you on this track.

4. Ponsonby Loop

Hit the double digit km mark as you trace the Ponsonby fringe for 10.1km, passing through Herne Bay, Westhaven and St Mary’s Bay before landing back at Richmond Road, Ponsonby. Auckland city is known for its urban running landscape, avoid the sports fields and hit a more domain drive around the central city.

5. Remuera Route

If you’ve ever done Round the Bays, this is the hyped version of that. Almost double the length at 15km (and double the fun?), follow the shore line from Judge’s Bay all the way to Kohimara, before heading up into Remuera and across to Parnell to cross the finish line. 


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