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Lewis Pass

State Highway 7, Maruia 7895, New Zealand
+64 3-523 8898
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New Zealand Gem

Drove through here 2 times in last week and a half, Stunning, every time u see something new, watch... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
WilsonFamilyNz
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Pleasant Point, New Zealand
Camera filters not required!

Cannot recommend this drive highly enough although the weather will have considerable influence on... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
HelenaB2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“scenic drive” (4 reviews)
“new zealand” (2 reviews)
“bays” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
State Highway 7, Maruia 7895, New Zealand
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+64 3-523 8898
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Reviewed 8 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
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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

Thank HelenaB2013
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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

Thank Gary M
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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

Thank Ah62
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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
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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 Lizzie M
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

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

Thank happysheepChina
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Really enjoyed this beautiful scenic drive. One beautiful area followed by another. Well worth doing...some of the views you could just sit and look at for hours.

Thank SUE D
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is now one of the MAJOR north-south arteries and it resembles an out of service side road, neglected and in poor condition with insufficient passing lanes and copious caravans driving at 60KM/hr. In need of a MAJOR upgrade.

Thank rahall
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely drive through here. Beautiful scenery to enjoy. Try and find the natural thermal pools by riverside South of Maruia Springs near the Neena Valley and St James Walkway. A short walk up from a very empty car parking area off roadside. No signs no...More

1  Thank JulesBarnett
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