CanterburyMarlborough Travel Map 16 11 2016
Travel Information - attached map
State Highway 1, from Blenheim to Christchurch, is closed. The highway was damaged by the earthquake on Monday 14 November 2016.
Visitors heading south to Christchurch from Picton or Blenheim need to travel on State Highway 6 and 63 to Murchison, and then along State Highway 65 to Springs Junction and through Lewis Pass (State Highway 7) to State Highway 1 at Waipara. (Refer Map)
The trip from Picton to Christchurch will take about seven and a half hours. Everyone is asked to take extra care when travelling on this route and allow plenty of time for their trip.
There are petrol, café and toilet facilities at Murchison, Springs Junction and Culverden.
There is currently no road access to Kaikoura.
Updated map will be sent out tomorrow with SH7a opening at 7am will no restrictions.
Highways and Network