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Plan your journey between Picton and Christchurch

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

  • State Highway 1 (SH1).
  • The alternate route (via state highways 63, 6, 65 and 7 through Lewis Pass).

Note: You can usually access Kaikōura via the Inland Road (Route 70) if SH1 is closed unexpectedly. Check real-time information.(external link)

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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