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Lindis Pass - open

Listed: 17 July 2024, 11:06 PM

Lindis Pass

Caution - ice/grit. SH8 closed between Lake Pukaki and Tekapo due to a crash.


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Temperatures are freezing, take extra care. Winter driving conditions apply.


Due to a crash near Hayman Road intersection SH8 is closed between Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki. Road users are advised to delay their travel or avoid the area if possible.


Disclaimer: Road conditions are subject to change at any time. Always drive to the conditions.


The Lindis Pass is part of the inland route between Christchurch and Wānaka. It reaches 965 metres above sea level at the summit, making it the second highest local sealed alpine pass (behind the Crown Range 1076 metres).


State Highway 8 over the Lindis Pass can experience severe alpine winter conditions, with heavy snow and frequent ice. This area of tussock-covered mountains is quite spectacular and especially so with a dusting of snow.