Avondale Learn-to-Ride Track

Avondale’s learn-to-ride track is tucked in behind the Great North Road shops next to the racecourse. The best access is from Great North Road, more or less opposite Crayford Street West – just look out for the sculpture of the giant spider and spiderweb up high on a pole.


This bike park has a lovely urban community feel and a really social vibe, and because it’s quite compact, kids have more contact with each other as they weave around the little ‘streets’.

There’s a playground nearby (although a bit too distant to keep an eye on one kid on a bike and another on the slide). Good coffee options nearby, and a handy public toilet just up on Great North Road.

There’s also a public library close to hand, and plenty of food options on the main street, including the famous donuts at Salvation Kitchen a short walk away on Great North Road.

Bonus: this one is easily reached by train, for the junior transport enthusiast! On Sunday mornings, the Avondale Markets are on at the racecourse next door and are very busy – so if you’re driving, remember that car parking will be at a premium.

Ride details

Suitable for

  • Absolute Beginner
  • Learner (balance bike, trainer wheels)
  • Confident child (pedal bike - no trainer wheels)
  • Scooter
  • Adults


15 min

Steep sections




  • Toilets
  • Playground


There is some parking off Great North Road, about opposite Crayford Street.




West Auckland

Getting there

  • Bike
  • Drive
  • Train

Weather dependent


Kids visible at all times?


Suitable for multiple kids


Watch out for

The Avondale markets on Sundays - it's really busy and car parking is at a premium.

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