Great North Road, New Zealand

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The cycle overbridge of the Northwestern Cycleway going over Great North Road near Point Chevalier

Great North Road is a major thoroughfare in Auckland, on the North Island of New Zealand. It runs from the fringe of the Auckland CBD to west Auckland. The road is the second longest in Auckland, after its counterpart, Great South Road. In the days before the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Northern Motorway and Northwestern Motorway were built, it was the main road route from central Auckland to the areas north of the Auckland isthmus. In the 1960s, it carried 25,000–30,000 vehicles a day.[1]

It begins as a continuation of Karangahape Road from the latter's terminus with Ponsonby Road and Newton Road, and passes through the western suburbs of Arch Hill, Grey Lynn, Western Springs, Point Chevalier, Waterview, Avondale, New Lynn, Kelston, Glendene and Henderson before becoming Swanson Road at the intersection with Lincoln Road. Contrary to its name, the road actually heads west for most of its route, turning to a more north-westerly direction at Kelston.

Located on or within walking distance from Great North Road are notable Auckland attractions such as the Museum of Transport and Technology and Auckland Zoo, as well as two major shopping malls, LynnMall and Westfield WestCity. The road is served by several bus routes linking Auckland with these attractions and the suburbs of west Auckland.

Major Intersections[edit]

Local board Suburb jct Destinations
Waitemata Grey Lynn New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Ponsonby Road – Ponsonby
Karangahape Road – City Centre
Newton Road – Newmarket
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Bond Street – Mount Roskill
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Tuarangi Rd
Williamson Avenue – Ponsonby
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Surrey Crescent
Western Springs New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Stadium Road – Western Springs Stadium
SH 16 east (Northwestern Motorway) – Auckland
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Saint Lukes Road – Mount Albert, Remuera
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Motions Road
Albert-Eden
Point Chevalier New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Kiwi Road
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Carrington Road – Mount Albert, Mount Wellington
Point Chevalier Road – Point Chevalier
Waterview New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg SH 16 east (Northwestern Motorway) – Auckland
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg SH 16 west (Northwestern Motorway) – Helensville
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Alford Street
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Blockhouse Bay Road – Blockhouse Bay
Whau Avondale
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Henry Street
Victor Street
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Ash Street – New Lynn
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Rosebank Road
New Zealand road sign W11-1.svg Saint Jude Street – Mount Albert
Saint Georges Road – Blockhouse Bay
Wingate Street
New Lynn New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Portage Road
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Veronica Street
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Memorial Drive
Delta Avenue
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg McCrae Way
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Clark Street
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Titirangi Road – Titirangi
Rata Street – Avondale
Glen Eden New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg West Coast Road – Glen Eden, Piha
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Archibald Road
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Brandon Road
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Glenview Road – Glen Eden
Sabulite Road
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Hepburn Road
Henderson-Massey Glendene
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg View Road
Felgrove Street
New Zealand road sign W11-1.svg Norcross Ave
Te Atatu Road – Te Atatu
Henderson
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Edsel Street
Edmonton Road – Waitakere Hospital, Te Atatu
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Railside Avenue
Ratanui Street
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Henderson Valley Road – Waitakere Central
Alderman Drive – Te Atatu
New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg Mount Lebanon Lane
Swanson Road – Ranui, Swanson
Lincoln Road – Waitakere Hospital, Helensville (State Highway 16 NZ.svg)
Buscomb Avenue

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