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Plan your journey between Picton and Christchurch

You should have two options for travel between Picton and Christchurch (but check these roads are open before travelling (external link) or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)):

  • The alternate route (via state highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 through Lewis Pass) – open 24/7.
  • State Highway 1 (SH1) – daytime travel only.

Note: Access Kaikōura via the Inland Road (Route 70) - open 24/7 - if SH1 closed.

WARNING: Google Maps sometimes displays State Highway 1 status incorrectly. Do not always rely on your GPS for accurate journey information.

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