Roading Conditions on the Otago Peninsula

Important Notice

Received today from the Dunedin City Council, Monday 17th June, 11:30 am.

Harington Point Road between Portobello township and Weir Rd has been closed by a large slip. Peninsula bus services to Harrington Point are cancelled.  All Peninsula services are now terminating at Portobello township. The closure will be in place all day today, overnight, and into tomorrow. It is unknown at this stage when the road will open as slip material continues to come down.

A detour is being put in place (Allan’s Beach Rd , Shepard’s Rd, Papanui Inlet Rd, Weir Rd) but this detour is not suitable or safe for buses.

Services to Palmerston are cancelled due to highway closure.

Updated from the Dunedin City Council Monday 17th June, 5:00pm

Home bound traffic should take extreme care as darkness comes as there is still significant debris falling onto the road.

  • Seaton Rd slip clear
  • Highcliff Rd clear
  • Harrington Point Road still blocked by slipping

Please take extreme care on all Peninsula Roads.

Updated from Portobello Police Tuesday 18th June, 12.30pm

  • Hatchery Rd closed with slips on the Portobello side of the cattle stop with debris coming down from the cliff and the road has slumped on the seaward side. Contractors are on site.
  • Highcliff Road a slump is developing above the Cone-henge property.

Please take extreme care on all Peninsula Roads.