Rainbow Road

4WD track in the Canterbury region

One of New Zealand's most well known offroad routes, Rainbow Road is a fairly well graded gravel road with a few fords to tackle along the way. The road was built to support the transmission lines running through there.

Access costs $60 per vehicle and the road is open from Boxing Day through to Easter (please confirm before going).

Gates are unlocked daily from 7 am – 6 pm, you won't be able to pass through outside of these hours without prior permission from Rainbow Station.

High country
South Island
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