Travelling to Whangaparaoa

Within recent years there has been a lot of infrastructure development around Auckland and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

This now means that the Peninsula is really easy to access from both the North and South with options including bus, taxi, ferry and road.

Whangaparaoa is only a 35 minute drive north of Auckland, 40 minute's by ferry from the Auckland Viaduct and 25 minute's drive south from Warkworth.

Getting to Whangaparaoa Peninsula

Getting Here

From Auckland by road - Travel time approximately 35-50 minutes

First find your way to State Highway 1 travelling north towards the Harbour Bridge. Once on the bridge position yourself in the right hand lane heading towards Whangarie / North Shore.

Stay on State Highway one for approximately 30 kilometres and exit at junction 398 sign posted Silverdale. This is the first junction after the large BP service station that is located on State Highway One.

At the top of the exit road you need to turn right at the mini roundabout and then go straight over the next mini roundabout.

Go straight through the next set of traffic lights (Pack 'n' Save' is on your left) and position yourself in the right hand lane.

At the next set of main traffic lights you want to turn right on to Whangaparaoa Road.

You are now entering Whangaparaoa and you can stay on this road until you come to your junction or destination. The Whangaparaoa Shopping Plaza is approximately seven kilometres down on your right.

From Auckland by ferry

There are several ferries each day that travel to Whangaparaoa for Auckland's Viaduct ferry terminal. Usually these ferries run in the morning and then again in the evening around 4:30pm-5:30pm. These times are scheduled for passengers travelling to and from work each day.

In peak season additional time may be available, please visit the ferry terminal on the main wharf for a full timetable and prices.

The ferry drops passengers at the Gulf Harbour terminal at the eastern tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Travel by bus from North or South

In recent years the bus journey to Whangaparaoa has become much more simpler and much quicker. The introduction of the new bus lane from Auckland and the development of Silverdale mean you can now make this journey in under an hour.

For a full time table and to automatically calculate your route please use the following website www.maxx.co.nz

From Warkworth (or north of Whangaparaoa) by road - Travel time approximately 30-50 minutes

First find your way to State Highway 1 travelling south towards Auckland.

Continue South towards Auckland until you come to the Northern Gateway Toll Road. You now have the option to drive through the toll road tunnel or turn left and take the scenic route. The scenic route will add approximately 15 minutes to your travel time.

Toll Road Directions

First pay for a ticket at the ticket kiosk just before the tunnel entrance and then continue south down State Highway one through the tunnel until you come to junction 398 sign posted Silverdale.

At the top of the exit road you need to turn left at the mini roundabout and then go straight over the next mini roundabout.

Go straight through the next set of traffic lights (Pack 'n' Save' is on your left) and position yourself in the right hand lane.

At the next set of main traffic lights you want to turn right on to Whangaparaoa Road.

You are now entering Whangaparaoa and you can stay on this road until you come to your junction or destination. The Whangaparaoa Shopping Plaza is approximately seven kilometres down on your right.

Scenic Route Directions

Follow the road to to left just before the toll tunnel towards Waiwera.

Continue straight for approximately 15 kilometres past Waiwera Thermal Pools and through the seaside resort of Orewa.

Once you have driven through Orewa you will travel over a small estuary and bridge and come to a set of traffic lights sign posted Red Beach and Whangaparaoa, turn left towards Whangaparaoa.

Follow this road until you come to a large T junction intersection and turn left towards Whangaparaoa. You are now on Whangaparaoa Road heading towards the eastern end and Shakespear Regional Park.