October update

2/10/2017 Update

Thank you for choosing to stay in our seaside town Kaikoura. 

I have put together some information for you to regarding the road situation to read prior traveling to our beautiful town in paradise.  These updates can change at short notice, please check the link below with the latest updates.

SH 1 Hundalee To Oaro
Area Warning: Delays
Road Works
Due To Construction Of New Guard Rails And Retaining Walls Through The Hundalees, The Road Will Be Under Stop/go In The Daytime And Traffic Lights At Nighttime. Delays Between 10-20 Minutes Can Be Expected.

Earthquake Damage  – SH 1 Goose Bay To Peketa
This Road Will Be Open Friday To Monday From 7am To 7pm, Tuesdays To Thursdays This Road Will Be Closed Between Goose Bay And Peketa To Allow For Further Works To Be Completed. Road Users Are Advised To Expect Delays And To Take Extra Care When The Road Is Open As There Are Multiple Roadwork Sites And Speed Restrictions In Place. The Road May Close At Short Notice Due To Weather Conditions.  Please allow enough time when planning to leave from Christchurch travelling north to get through to Kaikoura before the road closes at Oaro. Detour route: During Road Closures, Southbound Traffic Should Use The Inland Route To Waiau And Travel South On Sh7 Back Onto Sh1. Reverse For Northbound.

SH N/A Route 70 – Inland Kaikoura Rd ( Waiau To Kaikoura)Area Warning: Delays
Road Works
Inland Route 70 Is Open. While Works Continue To Clear Up Flooding And Slips There Are Multiple Work Sites With Traffic Management In Place. Road Users Are Advised To Expect Delays

SH 1 Mangamaunu To Waipapa Bay
Road Closed
Earthquake Damage
Closed To Through Traffic Between Mangamaunu And Waipapa Bay.
Detour route: N/a
Expected resolution: Until further notice

Whale Watch Kaikoura trips are operating daily (2-3 times per day around tides)
Dolphin Encounter and Albatross Encounter trips are operating daily (around tides)
88% tourism activity/attractions are open
88% retail, café and general services are open
78% accommodation providers are open 

LINKS for latest travel information.



Before you travel always check expected travel times for your route through www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz or by calling 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to the call centre team.

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The Point Bed & Breakfast
The Point
85 Fyffe Quay
Kaikoura. 7300
New Zealand

Telephone: +64 3 319 5422
E-mail: pointsmith@xtra.co.nz