CONTACT CENTRE WAIT TIMES: Our Contact Centre is currently experiencing significant wait times. View frequently asked questions

SCAM ALERTS: Report a phishing scam or learn about the latest phishing emails

ROAD USER CHARGES (RUC) DISCOUNT: Find out more about the temporary RUC reduction scheme

ONLINE SERVICES: We are currently experiencing issues with all our online services at the moment. We are working to resolve the services as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

COVID-19 SERVICES UPDATE: Information on Waka Kotahi services, extensions and more

ONLINE SERVICES: We currently have an issue with receiving some payments and are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience.

EASTER WEEKEND – PLAN AHEAD: Heading away for the long weekend? Check our holiday journeys tool(external link)

SCAM ALERTS: Refund email and Vehicle licence (rego) renewal phishing emails

Queenstown’s State Highway 6 near the Crown Range turnoff: Road reconstruction works in New Year


People who use the road between Cromwell and Queenstown, State Highway 6, will notice roadworks near the Crown Range turnoff starting early January and running through to March. The road is commonly called the Gibbston highway.

“The roadworks are needed to ensure the ongoing safe operation of the highway in this busy area for the year ahead,” says Mark Stewart, Maintenance Contract Manager, NZ Transport Agency.

Aspiring Highways is carrying out the works on behalf of the Transport Agency, from 8 January to early March during the summer road maintenance season.

Map of the work area – between blue pinpoints:

“People who travel this route in January and February will need to build in extra time,” he says.

“Information on travel times will be updated on this link  as work progresses.” link)

The work will include tree felling, work in the highway shoulders, rebuilding of the road and re-surfacing. It will take place 7 am to 5 pm weekdays and some Saturdays.

The Transport Agency thanks everyone for their patience and for taking care while this important maintenance safety work is completed.

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey this summer. Keep up to date with: