Catlins Alternative Coastal Route


Road works and closures on the Catlins Alternative Coastal Route are listed in the table below. 

Please keep a look out for these and take care when travelling through work sites. 


Road Works & Restrictions

Slope Point road

Slope Point road is sealed and open to traffic. A temporary speed limit of 50kmh is in place as the seal has loose chip on the surface and there are no road markings.

Otara-Haldane-Curio Bay Road

The Otara-Haldane-Curio Bay road is open, and the temporary speed limit of 50kmh is still in place. Contractors from The Roading Company have graded the road but there are still some uneven sections and there is loose metal on the surface. There are some deep ditches on the sides of the road at various points, so please be careful when driving the route.

Tokanui Haldane Road

50km/hr temporary speed limits are in place (over parts of this road) for safety purposes with increased tourist numbers in the area.

The Waipapa Point lighthouse road

The Waipapa Point lighthouse road is open. Work has not yet started on this site.


The flyer below has some more information about the ongoing works.