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what is the quickest route from Papakura to Bay of Islands

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what is the quickest route from Papakura to Bay of Islands

Could someone tell me which would be the quickest route travelling from Papakura to Paihia ( Waitangi ) on the 5th Feb 2013 for Waitangi Day. I will be travelling with 3 children and 1 other adult in a Ford Transit van. Im hoping there may be a better, quicker, less stressful route other than using the Northern Gateway tunnel SH1.

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1. Re: what is the quickest route from Papakura to Bay of Islands

Hi there

There is not a quicker or better route - any other alternative route is much longer and slower.

Don't stop to pay the toll - just do it on the internet either before you leave or after you get home (you have 5 days to pay.)

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2. Re: what is the quickest route from Papakura to Bay of Islands

The alternative free route will add on approx 8 minutes and would be more stressful as there are more intersections.

You should have an easy drive provided you leave Auckland in good time as from mid morning onwards there can be traffic delays south of Warkworth and Wellsford.

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