It is deceptive when looking at a Northland map thinking a trip from Auckland (including Auckland Airport) to the top of Northland can be done in just a few hours, It can’t be done safely. Although travel distances might appear short, the roads & traffic flows are slower than many overseas visitors might be expecting. Delays can also be caused by on-going road maintenance road works, occasional vehicle crashes, weather conditions & a large number of slower moving heavy vehicles etc. on our roads.

Long distance travel & fatigue are interlinked. When driving take regular rest stops, whether it be at local cafe’s where you can enjoy a world famous ‘flat white’ coffee or other refreshment and the Kiwi hospitality. Award winning Altura Coffee & Northland Hospitality are a key partners at our Fatigue Stops. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and friendly locals & you won’t regret it I’m sure. Northland has so much more to offer than just a quick ‘whistle stop’ – there is something for everyone. Drivers need to be refreshed and it is recommended that tourists flying into Auckland from overseas should ensure they are rested before renting a car or camper van and driving north.

Rest – Driver Reviver Stops Northland

Fatigue Stop Schedule 2016/2017 – Location: Northbound SH1 Uretiti –

Friday 21 October 2016 (Labour Weekend)

Friday   9 December 2016

Friday 23 December 2016 (Christmas lead up)

Friday 27 January 2017 (Auckland Anniversary Weekend)

Friday 3 February 2017 (Waitangi Weekend)

Thursday 13 April 2017 (Easter)

Friday 21 April 2017