Toll road prices increasing from 1 July


Charges for using New Zealand’s three toll roads will increase from 1 July 2023.

Tolls on Auckland’s Northern Gateway (SH1), Tauranga Eastern Link (SH2) and Tauranga Takitimu Drive (SH29) will increase by 20 cents for cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, and by 40 cents for trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles.

The changes are detailed in the table below:


Light vehicles (cars/motorcycles)


Heavy vehicles (trucks/buses)

Toll road name

Pricing until 1 July 2023

Pricing from 1 July 2023

Pricing until 1 July 2023

Pricing from 1 July 2023


Auckland Northern Gateway






Tauranga Eastern Link SH2






Tauranga Takitimu Drive SH29






The legislation enabling road tolling in New Zealand allows for tolls to be adjusted annually in line with increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The changes coming into effect on July 1 are the first increases to tolls in over four years, with the last adjustments made in March 2019.

Waka Kotahi has kept the toll increases below average CPI over the period since the last increase, while ensuring toll revenues will continue to enable the timely repayment of debt.


  • The Northern Gateway Toll Road is a 7.5km section of SH1 north of Auckland between Silverdale and Pūhoi which opened in January 2009. The toll road begins just before Ōrewa and ends after the Johnstone Hills near Pūhoi. The toll road gives drivers a choice between a more direct route or the scenic free alternative route, State Highway 17 via Ōrewa.
  • The Tauranga Eastern Link Toll Road is a 15km section of SH2 between Paengaroa and Pāpāmoa, which provides road users a shorter, quicker option to its free alternative, the Te Puke Highway through Te Puke.
  • 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 SH29 to SH2 in the direction of the Port of Tauranga and Mt Maunganui. The alternative routes are via Cameron Road or Cambridge/Moffat Roads.
  • Revenue collected from tolls is spent on debt repayments and operating costs for the three toll roads.

Further information on tolling (external link)