New Zealand State Highway 67

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State Highway 67 NZ.svg

State Highway 67
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Major junctions
South end SH 6/Lower Buller Gorge Road State Highway 6 NZ.svg 6 km south of Westport, New Zealand
North end Regional Route 67 NZ.png De Malmanches Road at Mokihinui
Location
Primary
destinations
Westport, Waimangaroa, Granity, Hector/Ngakawau, Summerlea
Highway system
SH 65 SH 69

State Highway 67 is a New Zealand state highway located in the northern parts of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 51.2 km long and connects State Highway 6 with the settlement of Mokihinui. It used to be 96 kilometres long and ran the entire length of the road to Karamea. The highway and its spur serves the large West Coast town of Westport and lies entirely within the Buller District.

Route

SH 67 starts at SH 6 and proceeds in a northerly direction until the intersection with SH 67A. There the road turns right and crosses the Buller River to enter the township of Westport. Once in the CBD, the highway turns right and proceeds in an easterly direction until it crosses the Orowaiti River.

The road passes through alternating areas of farmland and temperate rainforest vegetation as it passes the settlements of Waimangaroa (turn right here for Denniston), Granity (turn right here for Millerton, Stockton and Stockton Mine), Ngakwau and Hector. Before Hector the road crosses the Ngakawau River.

Beyond Hector, the road acts as a frontier between the coastline and the adjoining hills until it reaches Waimarie and Summerlea, where it swings inland towards Mokihinui (turn here to Seddonville. After crossing the Mokihinui River, the highway number officially terminates here but the road continues on towards Karamea with the red shield superseded by white shields as Regional Route 67 (Regional Route 67 NZ.png).

Spur Sections

State Highway 67a NZ.svg

State Highway 67A
Location WestportCape Foulwind
Length 8.9 km (5.5 mi)
SH 67A terminating at the Holcim cement plant

State Highway 67A is a New Zealand state highway and a spur of SH 67. It is 8.9 km long and connects Westport with the settlements of Carters Beach and Cape Foulwind, as well as the Holcim cement plant which plays a significant part in the local economy.

See also

  • List of New Zealand state highways
  • New Zealand Travel Atlas, Pages 46 und 50, Wise Maps Auckland ISBN 0-908794-47-9

References

External links

  • New Zealand Transport Agency
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