Where the toll roads are:
Tolling is an option for contributing to the costs of construction, operations and maintenance of new roads. It allows the opportunity to bring forward the construction of key roads, providing regions with safer roads and potential growth.
The Transport Agency currently has three toll roads: The Northern Gateway Toll Road north of Auckland, and the Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road and the Takitimu Drive Toll Road, both in Tauranga.
Northern Gateway Toll Road: The Northern Gateway Toll Road is a 7.5km motorway north of Auckland between Silverdale and Pūhoi, part of State Highway 1 (SH1). Heading north, the toll road begins just before Ōrewa and ends after the Johnstone Hills near Pūhoi. The toll road gives you a choice between a more direct route or the scenic State Highway 17 via Ōrewa. The cost is $2.30 One Way.
Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road: The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road is a 15km tolled section of State Highway 2 (SH2) running between the Domain Road interchange, near Pāpāmoa, and the Paengaroa roundabout (SH2 and SH33 to Whakatāne and Rotorua). The free alternative route takes you on the Te Puke Highway, through Te Puke. The cost is $2.00 One Way.
Takitimu Drive Toll Road: The Takitimu Drive Toll Road, formerly known as Route K Toll Road, is a 5km road that bypasses the Tauranga city centre and takes traffic from State Highway 29 (SH29) to State Highway 2 (SH2) in the direction of the Port of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The alternative routes are via Cameron Road or Cambridge/Moffat Roads. The cost is $1.80 One Way.
How to pay:
The easiest option is to head NZ Toll Roads online (look for the pay online tab). You can buy single, return or multiple trips and no additional fees to be charged.
You can pay by phone using your credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard only). The number to call is 0800 40 20 20. This service is only available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. From outside New Zealand call +64 6 953 6200. If you decide to pay your tolls this way, you will incur an additional fee of $3.70 per purchase.
Self Service Kiosks are available to use at two locations. You can buy single, return, or up to 10 trips with coins only. You will need your registration plate number. If you decide to pay your tolls this way, you will incur an additional fee of $0.40 payment charge per purchase.
The two self-service kiosks are located at:
Going north – inside the BP Connect at Dairy Flat.
Going south – just off State Highway 1, about 1km before the Waiwera exit.
Tolls should be paid before your travel. You can pay online up to 5 days after the trip is taken. After 5 days a toll payment notice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle. This will incur additional charges on top of your tolls and these will be on-charged to you.