The main route between Picton and Christchurch on State Highway 1 is closed due to substantial slips and road damage following the 14 November earthquake.
NZTA advice: The alternate state highway route between Picton and Christchurch is via state highways 7, 65, 6 and 63 via Murchison and Lewis Pass. However, we recommend that cyclists avoid this route and follow the advice below.
CYCLISTS TRAVELLING BETWEEN PICTON AND CHRISTCHURCH
Due to the combination of increased traffic volumes (in particular large trucks) and a lack of shoulder space on the alternate state highway route...