Allow at least 90 minutes for detour around SH1 Desert Road
Allow at least 90 minutes for detour around SH1 Desert
The Desert road is closed from Waiouru to Rangipo and
a detour is in place after a serious crash.
traffic can use SH46 and SH47 to National Park, left onto
SH4 to Whanganui then left onto SH3 to Bulls. Reverse for
The NZ Transport Agency says given the amount
of holiday traffic on the roads the detour will add
approximately 1.5 hours to a journey time.
It says the
road is expected to be closed for some time so people should
avoid the area if they can or check before they
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