The West Coast Roads

Travelling along State Highway 6, you will enjoy well sealed, marked and maintained road surfaces. Caution is required during the months of May through to October when we are prone to frosts. From our personal view, we find travelling SH 6 picturesque in all kinds of weather.

The native bush, rivers, creeks, streams, the ocean, the hills, sheep dotting green pastures, the backdrop of the Southern Alps, mirror lakes edging parts of the highway all take pride of place in anyone’s album or photographic journal.

During our winter months, it pays to plan your driving between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Should you be travelling North to South or vice versa you will find plenty of walking tracks and places of interest to break your journey.

While travelling through NZ, it always pays to check road conditions before you head off to your next destination. Keep up with all current road conditions here.