Motorways in Auckland

If you are a sports car lover or own one, you might want to discover which road or motorway is better for enjoying a vivid ride. Riders prefer motorways for driving because of various reasons. As pedestrians and cyclists are not allowed on motorways, it becomes more fun to have a long ride through them.  

Are you an Auckland citizen? Do you like riding? Then you are in the right place. I will be sharing the best motorways in Auckland to have the best driving experience without any hurdles. Without wasting any time, let’s ride into it! 

Northern Motorway (SH 1) 

This motorway begins from  Central Motorway Junction in downtown Auckland and leads a smooth road towards Auckland Harbor Bridge and the North Shore to Puhoi. Historically, this motorway is known as Auckland-Waiwera Motorway. Due to better roads, this motorway experiences about 170,000 vehicles each day. Northern Motorway of Auckland was constructed on 30th May 1959 and is still maintained by NZ Transport Agency.  

Northwestern Motorway (SH 16) 

Northwestern motorway of Auckland starts from  Ports of Auckland and ends Brigham Creek Rd, Whenuapai. This motorway always has a cloudy and bright view which makes the ride through it more relaxing. Its average length is about 21 km. Northwestern motorway of Auckland was constructed in 1952 and is still managed by NZ Transport Agency.  


Southwestern Motorway (SH 20) 

Southwestern motorway is another route for a soothing long ride. It starts from the Southern Motorway in Manukau City and marks its ending at Northwestern Motorway at Waterview. The specialty of this motorway is that it bypasses central Auckland. Its average length is about 48 km. It also has an airport connection. Southwestern Motorway of Auckland was constructed in 1977 and is still maintained by NZ Transport Agency.  

Southern Motorway (SH 1) 

This motorway also leads to a serene ride with natural beauty and greenery around it. It marks its beginning at downtown Auckland and ends at Manukau City to the Bombay Hills and terminating onto the Waikato Expressway. Its length is about 46 km. This motorway gets constant monitoring and management from NZ Transport Agency. Southern Motorway of Auckland was constructed on the 16th of July, 1953.   

Upper Harbour Motorway (SH 18) 

Upper Harbour Motorway can’t be forgotten while listing the best motorways of Auckland. It connects the Northwestern and Northern Motorways through the Upper Harbour Bridge of Auckland city. The Northern Corridor connection between the Northern and Upper Harbour Motorways has also been started since 2018 and is most likely to be inaugurated in 2022. Its length is about 14 km, which is enough to experience the refreshing ride on it. It passes through almost four interchanges of Auckland, including Unsworth Heights, Greenhithe, Hobsonville, and Westgate. 

If your hobby is riding and you live in Auckland or near it, I highly suggest you ride on the motorways as mentioned earlier. It will surely give you a unique yet exciting experiencing. Grab your car and visit now! 

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