Summer is officially here team yeeeeeeeeow! Sun, sand, boozy BBQ's, and a sh*t tonne of summer roadies. This all sounds fun right, wrong.
You'll get to enjoy none of this if (1. you're working all summer and the only sight of sun you'll see is through your Insta feed) or (2. if you get caught up in massive traffic jam).
If you can relate to number #1, soz you're on your own, but if traffic is the only thing stopping you this summer, you're in luck!
Here are New Zealand's worst traffic hotspots over the Christmas/New Year period according to NZTA.
SH1 - Takanini (South of Auckland)
SH2 - Maramarua (East of SH1/SH2 Interchange)
SH1 - between Puhoi and Wellsford
Bay of Plenty:
SH29 - Kaimai (West of Tauranga)
SH2 - between Waiouru and Taihape
SH2 - Norsewood between Hastings and Woodville SH3
SH1 - between Waiouru and Taihape
SH5 - Te Pohue (North of Napier)
SH1 - Kawakawa (South of Paihia/Bay of Islands)
SH1 - Whangarei
SH1 - Taupriri (North of Hamilton)
SH1 - Karapiro (South of Cambridge)
SH1 - Waikanae (Kapiti Coast)
SH2 - Rimutaka Hill between Wellington and Featherston