New Zealand State Highway 54

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State Highway 54 NZ.svg

State Highway 54
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length 56.5 km (35.1 mi)
Major junctions
South end SH 3 at Newbury, 4.5km north of Palmerston North
North end SH 1 at Vinegar Hill, 6km north of Hunterville
Towns Feilding, Cheltenham
Highway system
SH 53 SH 56

State Highway 54 (SH 54) is a New Zealand state highway in the Manawatu district in the North Island. It runs from SH 3 at Newbury to SH 1 near Hunterville. This highway connects the Manawatu agricultural town of Feilding as well as forming an alternative route to travel from the Central North Island volcanic plateau to the city of Palmerston North.


SH 54 begins at SH 3, 4.5 km north of Palmerston North and travels north on Kairanga-Bunnythorpe Road then west onto Milson Line and north again onto Camerons Line before making a sharp left turn onto Waughs Road. After a short distance SH 54 enters the town of Feilding. At a roundabout in the centre of the town, SH 54 turns sharp north-east onto Kimbolton Road and leaves Feilding travelling in a general north direction to Cheltenham. Here the highway diverts left and winds up the Rangitikei Valley, crossing the Rangitikei River and ascends on a windy route to terminate with SH 1 at Vinegar Hill.


Instead of diverting left at Cheltenham, SH 54 used to carry on through the town of Kimbolton on a much longer route, eventually terminating with SH 1 further north at Mangaweka. In the 1990s SH 54 was shifted to its current route.

Major intersections

Territorial authority Location km jct Destinations Notes
Rangitikei District Vinegar Hill 0 New Zealand road sign R2-2.svg SH 1 south – Palmerston North
SH 1 north – Taupo
SH 54 begins
1 New Zealand PW-44.svg Rangitikei River
Manawatu District Cheltenham 29 New Zealand road sign R2-2.svg Kimbolton Road – Kimbolton
Feilding New Zealand road sign W11-1.svg Kimbolton Road – Town Centre
Aorangi Street – Halcombe
New Zealand road sign R2-1.svg Waughs Road – Bunnythorpe, Ashhurst
Newbury New Zealand road sign R2-1.svg Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road – Bunnythorpe
Milson Line – Airport
55 New Zealand road sign R2-1.svg SH 3 south – Palmerston North
Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road – Kairanga
SH 3 north – Whanganui
SH 54 ends

See also


External links

  • New Zealand Transport Agency

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