Welcome to Lewis Pass

After the closure of SH1 north of Kaikoura due to the November 2016 earthquake, Lewis Pass became the main route between Picton and Christchurch. (The SH1 was still closed at the time of research, though it was due to reopen in late 2017.) From Lewis Pass the highway wiggles east for 62km before reaching the turn-off to Hanmer Springs.

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Lewis Pass in detail