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Explore Auckland with free public transport and Akl Paths

Published: 21 June 2019

If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday, why not make the most of free public transport and get out and explore some of the great paths our region has to offer.

Aucklanders made 100 million public transport trips in the past year, making it the biggest year for buses, trains and ferries in the city since 1951. To celebrate this achievement and to say thank you to the Aucklanders, public transport buses, trains and most ferries will be free to everyone on Sunday, 23 June 2019.

Explore with Akl Paths

Akl Paths is an easy-to-use online tool that allows Aucklanders to pick and choose what path best matches the activity they want to do. We’d encourage residents to make the most of the free public transport this Sunday and get out and explore our region,” says Hamish Bunn, GM Strategy and Sustainability, Auckland Transport.

“Auckland has a number of great paths that suit all ages and abilities. Routes span parks, streets and beaches across Auckland and AKL Paths provides useful information including maps, path durations and location of facilities such as playgrounds, public toilets, basketball courts and pools."

Three paths close to a train station

Oratia Stream Path
The path is a 10-minute walk from the Henderson Train Station. Head down Railside Ave and turn down Cranwell St. At the end of this street there’s an access way that cuts through to Hart Domain where the path begins.

Ōrākei Basin Path
Get off the train at Meadowbank Station and head to the end of Purewa Road, where the path begins.

Onehunga Bay to Waikowhai Path
The path is a 10-minute walk from the Onehunga Train Station. Head towards Princes St and follow it down towards the water, where it connects to the start of the path on Beachcroft Ave.

Three paths close to a ferry terminal

Devonport Waterfront Path
Take a 12-minute ferry ride from the city. The path starts at the Devonport Ferry Terminal.

Half Moon Bay to Wakaaranga Creek Path
Take a 40-minute ferry ride from the city. The path starts at the Half Moon Bay Marina.

Hobsonville Point Path
Take a 40-minute ferry ride from the city. You can start the path at the Hobsonville Ferry Terminal and loop around.

Free public transport on 23 June.

The public can travel for free on buses, trains and most ferry services on Sunday 23 June, from the first service of the day (4.40am) to the last service of the day.

On the day, customers will not need a paper ticket or AT HOP card. All station ticketing gates will be open, and you won't be required to tag on buses. All you need to do is turn up, there is no better time to give public transport a go.

This does not include Skybus and some ferry services. For a full list of services, information and terms and conditions, visit the Auckland Transport website.


Which Auckland path will you follow?

Discover more than 200 walking and cycle paths with the Akl Paths website.

Free public transport on Sunday 23 June

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