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Winter driving

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Winter driving

Is the drive from Nelson to hanmer springs likely to require snow chains?

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1. Re: Winter driving

Almost certainly not - but nothing is guaranteed. It only takes one good snowfall to prove me wrong.

All rental cars in the South Island should come with snow chains supplied - but check. If not and they offer to hire them to you I'm afraid you will need to take them as roads at least sometimes stay open a bit longer for those with chains.

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2. Re: Winter driving

Thanks, will take a set. Is it worth going round past kaikoura to avoid closures?

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