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Christchurch to Greymouth (or reverse) dirve or train?

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Christchurch to Greymouth (or reverse) dirve or train?

We are going to the South Island in August -- can this road be cloased for weather during this time? If so should we take the train to make sure we can get through?

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1. Re: Christchurch to Greymouth (or reverse) dirve or train?

The train is lovely in winter, however the road will be kept open unless there is a big snowfall.

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2. Re: Christchurch to Greymouth (or reverse) dirve or train?

any time between june and October, the road can be affected by snow, ice, etc. but that does not mean that every day is affected. in most years the road is never 'closed' however restrictions are often in place where "chains essential, closed to towing" which means that the road is open, but chains are required.

generaly speaking, during the five months where snow aqnd ice may affect the road, I would usualu sue chains about 20 times, but that is doing one return trip each day at a set time. in many cases, to have waited an hour, chains would not have been required.

every year is different , this year chains have been used 8 times and th e road has been closed three times.

Lewis pass is also another option which is another 1 1/2 hour drive but does has less gradients to climb so has fewer restrictions.

keep an eye on the forecasts and make decissions closer to the time

3. Re: Christchurch to Greymouth (or reverse) dirve or train?

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