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Last updated 8 December 2017

Planned closures on SH1 south of Kaikoura

SH1 south of Kaikōura is currently closed at night between Peketa and Goose Bay and is operating an open/closed schedule during the day between those locations. The Inland Route (Route 70) remains open 24/7 for access to Kaikoura if SH1 is closed.

The open/closed schedule* for SH1 South of Kaikoura between Peketa and Goose Bay is:




Friday 8 December  – Sunday 10 December

Open 7am to 8pm to the public. Closed overnight.

Normal Schedule

Monday 11 December – Thursday 14 December

Closed during the day to the public. (Local convoys continue)  
Closed overnight.

Monday 11 December - planned additional closure day.

Friday 15 December

Open 7am to 8.30pm to the public. Closed overnight.

New schedule starts - opening times will be 7am-8.30pm daily

Note: SH1 north of Kaikoura (between Clarence and Mangamaunu) re-opens today (in the afternoon) for the first time since November 2016. This section will close at 8.30pm too.

Saturday 16 December onwards

Open 7am to 8.30pm to the public. Closed overnight.

Note: SH1 north of Kaikoura (between Clarence and Mangamaunu) will also be open 7am-8.30pm daily

*This schedule can change at any time due weather, seismic or other conditions. Always check before you travel by calling 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49).

For local convoy information please email or call 0800 628 4737