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Waterview Tunnel location map

Location of the Waterview Tunnel [PDF, 449 KB]

Connecting Auckland's northwestern and southwestern motorways.  Find out exactly where the 2.4km twin road tunnels are.

Watervview Tunnel detour route

Detour map [PDF, 456 KB]

If the tunnel is closed for maintenance or you're driving a vehicle which is not allowed to use the tunnels, you can use this route. Simply follow the orange triangle or the SH16 / SH20 red shields on the signs along way.

See the prohibited vehicle page for more information about vehicles not allowed to use the tunnels.
Waterview Tunnel lanes to use on your journey

Lane layout [PDF, 78 KB]

Each tunnel has three lanes and connects two busy motorways. This map will help you familiarise yourself with the road layout and the lanes you will need to use for the journeys you make.

Switching lanes increases the likelihood of an incident and delays to your journey, so please choose, safely move into and stay in your lane.

 Western Ring Route map connecting State Highways 20, 16, 18 &1

Western Ring Route map [PDF, 431 KB]

See how the Western Ring Route connects State Highways 20,16, 18 and 1 in Auckland.

Waterview Tunnel walking and cycling points of interest

Walking, cycling and community facilities

The Waterview shared path for walkers and cyclists is due to open mid-2017 and connects to the Northwestern cycleway. 

Download this interactive map [PDF, 509 KB] to find out more about the shared path and the community facilities added by the Waterview Connection project.

You can also view the printable version of the map [PDF, 877 KB].

Waterview Tunnel speed limits

Speed limits [PDF, 928 KB]

New speed limits now apply, check out this map to find out what they are.

Safety features of the Waterview Tunnel

Safety features of the Tunnel [PDF, 731 KB]

The tunnels are equipped with state of the art communication and safety features.  See a cross-section of where those features are inside the tunnel.