Using Waypoints

by Zoe Manderson
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How it works

If you want your route to take a custom path along specific roads/paths, using waypoints gives you the ultimate flexibility.

Before you click ‘Save’ on a route, preview the orange indicated route. If you are happy with the auto route it has selected, then save. If you would like it to follow a different route, zoom in and click on the alternate road/path to add an invisible waypoint. You can add multiple waypoints to direct the route along a particular path.

If you are going ‘off the beaten track’, or are plotting a kayaking, boating, ferry or dog-sledding journey, you will need to use Waypoints to direct the route. Use more waypoints closer together to have a curved looking route.


  • Sometimes when plotting routes in regional or remote areas, you will encounter a message that says “Could not find a pathway”. In this case, you will have to manually plot the desired route, using waypoints as described above.
  • Toggle the ‘Auto-route’ toggle to off and you will see it will turn into an editable yellow and black pathway. Plot your route by zooming in and using waypoints. The more zoomed in you are, and the more waypoints that are used, the more accurate and smooth your pathway will be.
  • Place the waypoints at the point where the road or pathway changes direction (if there is one to follow). When plotting a curve in the road, use multiple waypoints closer together for the best result.
  • If you need to go back and edit a route you have already completed, rollover the transit section you wish to edit in the list in the right hand toolbar. Click the “Edit” button (shaped like a pencil).
  • Keep in mind that waypoints work in sequential numbered order, so if you need to edit a point further back in your route, you will have to delete all waypoints beyond the point that you want to edit before you can continue on.