From Auckland by car
When travelling from Auckland to Puhoi you have a choice between using the Northern Gateway Toll Road – an extension of State Highway 1- or the free alternative.
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Using Northern Gateway Toll Road
Take Northern Motorway 1 north. As you get out of the tunnel it’s another kilometer to get to the Puhoi turn-off. Turn left to Puhoi and after one kilometer you’re there.
For payment options go to the Northern Gateway Toll Road wesbite
Using a free alternative scenic route
Heading north towards Whangarei on State Highway 1, take exit 394 towards Orewa, the last exit before the toll road begins.
- take the first exit at the roundabout after 2 kilometer
- turn left at the traffic lights onto the Hibiscus Coast Highway after 1 kilometer
- After 9 kilometers you’re back onto State Highway 1
- Turn left to Puhoi and after one kilometer you’re there
From Whangarei by car
The Puhoi exit is approximately 15 kilometers south of Warkworth on State Highway 1.