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Greening up

Absolutely stunning this time of year and not much traffic aswell so u can enjoy the scenery. A few... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pleasant Point, New Zealand
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Beautiful scenery

It is a beautiful trip over the pass especially in winter with the snow on the mountains all around.

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
State Highway 7, Maruia 7895, New Zealand
+64 3-523 8898
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning this time of year and not much traffic aswell so u can enjoy the scenery. A few bits of roadworks but it’s fine if u get the chance visit the amazing natural beauty of NZ

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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

It is a beautiful trip over the pass especially in winter with the snow on the mountains all around.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is a stunning drive through mountain scenery. It can be dicky weatherwise in winter and early spring, so always check the advisories - AA or LTSA will help you here - to update you on any hazards such as ice, snow, road works etc....More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Drove through here 2 times in last week and a half, Stunning, every time u see something new, watch out for stupid drivers, plenty of rest areas and pull over bays. if any in family get car sick, have some meds as its a windy...More

3  Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Cannot recommend this drive highly enough although the weather will have considerable influence on whether you can actually do this drive in Winter. We missed one of the worse cold snaps by a mere two days but what we saw, will last a life time....More

1  Thank HelenaB2013
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We had to go up this way from Christchurch to Blenheim as Route 1 up the Coast is closed due to the Earthquake. Nice scenic drive, twisty and windy but Scenic. Problem is they had the Road shut down to one lane about every 10km's...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The Lewis Pass sits at an altitude of about 900mts. It follows a beautiful river bed on the flat and then climbs steeply through beautiful forest. While scenic, the road is very narrow and windy so care needs to be taken. Very few passing opportunities...More

1  Thank Ah62
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Happy to be there nice food brilliant service.might they have less staff that day.but very good overall.

Thank duminyjp
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Go to caltex in westport if you're in the area. Clean shower and great facilities. Only $4 for 6 mins.

Thank LizzieM409
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice drive through native forest with mountains on either side. Quite busy with traffic including motorhomes and caravans and boats being towed.

1  Thank happysheepChina
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