New Zealand State Highway 10

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State Highway 10 NZ.svg

State Highway 10
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length: 103.8 km (64.5 mi)
Major junctions
Northwest end: SH 1 at Awanui
Southeast end: SH 1 at Pakaraka
Oroma, Waipapa, Kaeo, Taipa, Lake Ohia & Kingaroa
Highway system
SH 8 SH 11

State Highway 10 (SH 10) is a road in the north of the North Island in New Zealand. At both ends it terminates at SH 1. With the exception of SH 1, it is the country's northernmost state highway.


SH 10 begins at Awanui, 7 km north of Kaitaia. From there it runs towards the east coast at Mangonui and then inland again until it reaches the coast again at Whangaroa Harbour. The road then heads south-east towards the Bay of Islands before turning more southerly to pass inland of Kerikeri and Paihia. It then turns south-west and south until rejoining SH 1 near Pakaraka, 8 km east of Ohaeawai.

As with several roads in the Far North District, the highway is prone to flooding at some times of the year. Heavy rains in August 2012 caused major subsidence to undermine parts of the highway near Kaeo, which required substantial repair.[1] The road is narrow in places, due to the nature of the landscape around the highway, though substantial improvements have been made since 2010 to one of the most dangerous stretches at Bulls Gorge, south of Kerikeri.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Territorial authority Location km jct Destinations Notes
Far North District Pakaraka 0 New Zealand road sign R2-1.svg SH 1 south – Kawakawa, Whangarei
SH 1 north – Kaitaia, Cape Reinga
SH 10 begins
Puketona 7.5 New Zealand PW-11 (right).svg SH 11 (Black Bridge Road) – Paihia
Kerikeri 14.2 New Zealand road sign W11-1.svg BSicon FLUG.svg Wiroa Road – Kerikeri Airport
Kerikeri Road – Kerikeri Town Centre
Kaeo 44.8 New Zealand PW-9.1 (left).svg Whangaroa Road – Whangaroa
New Zealand road sign R2-7.svg Kaeo River
Taipa-Mangonui 80.6 New Zealand road sign R2-7.svg Taipa River
Awanui 104 New Zealand road sign R2-2.svg SH 1 south – Kaitaia
SH 1 north – Cape Reinga
SH 10 ends

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "NZTA advises care on SH10 after Northland storm", New Zealand Transport Authority, 13 August 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ "SH10 Bulls Gorge", Northern Civil Consulting Engineers. Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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