Road Reports & Conditions

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Winter road conditions in New Zealand are generally very good, due to the fact that the snow level rarely falls to our main highways. However conditions can be frosty or icy in shaded areas, and some passes will required chains, or even be closed, in bad weather. It’s essential that you are well prepared for winter driving, and that you know the road conditions and any weather warnings before leaving home.

We’re pleased to offer road snowfall warnings this season, in association with MetService/NZ Govt as well as road hazards and closures as supplied by Transit NZ. Check them before you go, it might save a lot of hassle later.

General Road Warnings

North Island

There are currently no general road warnings for the North Island.

South Island

  • There Are Winter Driving Conditions In The South Island From Now Until The End Of September. Road Users Should Take Extra Care While Travelling, As Ice Can Make The Road More Hazardous Especially In Shaded Areas And On Bridge Decks. If You Are Travelling On The Rahu Saddle, Lindis Pass, Arthurs Pass Or Porters Pass, It Is Recommended That You Carry Chains As These Roads Are Prone To Snow And Ice Throughout This Time.

Road Hazards & Closures

North Island

There are currently no road alerts for the North Island ski areas.

South Island

There are currently no road alerts for the South Island ski areas.

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