Remember to plan ahead to avoid the traditional busy travel times this Auckland Anniversary weekend.
To help you plan ahead, the New Zealand Transport Agency has crunched the traffic numbers from previous Auckland Anniversary weekends to give an insight into expected travel patterns.
Check out the interactive holiday journeys map at the NZTA website.
Busiest times for traffic north of Auckland
SH1 is the busy main route north from Auckland. Consider taking SH16 as an alternative route as far as Wellsford. At busy times, electronic signs on SH1 will display estimated travel times via SH1 and SH16.
Heading back to Auckland on Monday the busiest travel times are from about 11am through until 3.30pm.
Just before you hit the road, and while travelling, use the NZTA’s Journey Planner website. It's a great tool to help plan your trip with real time travel information, traffic cameras, and updates on delays, roadworks and road closures.