Kaikōura gets SH1 back

Kaikōura gets SH1 back


New Zealand’s tourism industry is celebrating the reopening of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura last week. 

‘Tourism Industry Aotearoa and our members are hugely grateful for the enormous effort that has gone into rebuilding this important visitor route so quickly,’ says Advocacy manager Steve Hanrahan. 

‘This marks a milestone in the region’s recovery after the devastating November 2016 earthquake.’ 

Although motorists can still expect some delays and closures while work continues on the new road, it will reopen access to Kaikōura from the north and make it easier for New Zealanders and international visitors to get there.

Visitors should plan ahead and check the New Zealand Transport Agency website www.nzta.govt.nz/p2c for the latest travel information.