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Area Warning: State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay

Delays: Area Warning

State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay

Schedule Road Closures

Detour route
Inland Rd Route 70
Last updated
14 Feb 2018 7:48am

State Highway 1, south of Kaikoura, between Peketa and Goose Bay is now open daily.

  • Each day State Highway 1 between Peketa and Goose Bay will be open from 7 am to 8:30pm and closed overnight
  • Road users are advised allow a minimum of 5.5 hours to travel between Christchurch and Picton on State Highway 1.  There are multiple roadwork sites, speed restrictions and sections of road that will be under Stop/Go operation
  • When State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura is closed motorists travelling from Christchurch to Picton are advised to use the alternate route between Blenheim and Waipara via SH7, SH65, SH6, SH63. This route is open 24/7 and takes about 6.5 hours to travel.
  • The Inland Route 70 into Kaikoura via Waiau/Mt Lyford will remain open during any closures of SH1 to the south. It also has a number of work sites in place. Road-users are advised to allow up to 3 hours from Christchurch to Kaikoura using this route.

For up to date SH1 route information visit the p2c page here: www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c 

For a larger version of the Estimated Journey Times click here

For a larger version of the Infoguide click here.