State Highway 1, north of Kaikoura, between Mangamaunu and Waipapa Bay is open 24/7.
- Road users are advised to allow a minimum of 5.5 hours to travel between Picton and Christchurch 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 Picton to Christchurch are advised to use the alternate route between Blenheim to Waipara via SH7, SH65, SH6, SH63. This route is open 24/7 and takes about 6.5 hours to travel.
- Road users plan ahead for their journeys.
- Please note the road may close at short notice due to weather conditions.
For up to date SH1 route information visit the project page here: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/kaikoura-earthquake-response/plan-your-journey/