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Plan your journey between Picton and Christchurch

You should have two options for travel between Picton and Christchurch:

  • 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) – if SH1 closed.

To plan your journey and for updates on delays, roadworks and road closures go to (external link)   or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49))

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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