South Island Route Information

South Island Route Information

This page is the official hub to find out more about State Highway 1 and also the alternate Picton to Christchurch route via state highways 63, 6, 65 and 7, through Lewis Pass. It will be updated regularly as the December reopening date gets closer.

Up-to-date information on the earthquake response from NZTA is available here. Please also check this page for updates on road closures and traffic information in the area.