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 #139691  by Nut17
 Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 am
We are doing a little planning for the remainder of our South Island Meander and I am dismayed to find that The coast road North and South of Kaikoura will be closed until August 31st. :shock: :o We were hoping to head back North up the coast and spend some tome in Kaikoura (and some money). We are however headed to Golden Bay, so The Lewis Pass - Murchison - Motueka is our most direct route.
Will revisit Kaikoura on our 2019 South Island Meander :-T
 #139692  by 96coaster
 Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:43 am
This is from NZTA's website today (Road Conditions) - same applies north of Kaikoura

http://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/

SH 1 Ferniehurst to Peketa
Road Closed
Earthquake Damage
This road will be open daily from 7:30am to 7:30pm. There are multiple roadwork sites through this section of road with speed restrictions in place. Road users are advised to expect delays and to plan ahead for their journeys. Please note the road may close at short notice due to weather conditions.

Scheduled time:
Start: 12 Mar 2018 22:45
End: 31 Aug 2018 00:00

Detour route: During scheduled road closures, southbound traffic should use the Inland Route to Waiau and travel south on SH7 back onto SH1. Reverse for northbound.

Update received: 16 Apr 2018 19:31

Expected resolution: Until further notice
 #139693  by Nut17
 Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:15 am
Thanks for the clarification. I blindly read the headings only without getting the full story. It does look as though the coast road will be an option depending on weather conditions between now and the middle of next week when we hope to travel.
 #139698  by Andycap
 Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:45 am
Hi ,we headed back from Nelson Sunday arvo ,and stayed night at Murchison park Sunday night ,had massive thunder and torrential rain all night ,and then left 6.20 am ish Monday and back over the Lewis through to st,hway 1 at Waipara .A lot of rain , rivers running high with a lot of cascading roadway streams . It said st hway 1 to kiakoura was open then , 11 am ish . At springs junction,St hway 7 to Reefton was closed due to multiple slips.
Andy .
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