You should have two options for travel between Picton and Christchurch:
Note: Access Kaikōura via the Inland Road (Route 70) – if SH1 closed.
To plan your journey and for updates on delays, roadworks and road closures go to www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz (external link) or call 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49))
WARNING: Google Maps sometimes displays State Highway 1 status incorrectly. Do not always rely on your GPS for accurate journey information.