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Access to or from Molesworth via Blenheim/Awatere Valley Road

The Awatere Valley Road has reopened.

The road is open to the public including heavy vehicles up to Class 1.

Drivers are advised that:

  • The road still requires many repairs and people should drive with the utmost care
  • There may be delays as contractors are still working on the road
  • They must be alert for stock wandering on the road
  • Much of this route is unsealed, with some very steep sections and some very high precipices. Extreme care is required
  • There are still a lot of quake-related cracks yet to be filled, meaning this route is not easy driving

Access to Molesworth

Please note, while the Awatere Valley Road is open to all class 1 vehicles, the Molesworth is unsuitable for vehicles over 7 metres in length.

Moleseworth Station information on Department of Conservation website:



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