Lindis Pass

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Lindis Pass
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Road to Lindis Pass
Elevation971 m (3,186 ft)
Traversed byState Highway 8
LocationNew Zealand
RangeSouthern Alps
Coordinates44°35′16″S 169°38′52″E / 44.587786°S 169.647757°E / -44.587786; 169.647757Coordinates: 44°35′16″S 169°38′52″E / 44.587786°S 169.647757°E / -44.587786; 169.647757
Lindis Pass is located in New Zealand
Lindis Pass

Lindis Pass (elevation 971 m) is located in the South Island of New Zealand.[1]

It lies between the towns of Cromwell in Central Otago and Omarama in North Otago, on the main inland route to the Mackenzie Basin in the Canterbury Region.

The pass lies between the valleys of the Lindis and Ahuriri Rivers.

State Highway 8 transverses the pass on its route from the Mackenzie Basin to Central Otago. The pass is the highest point on the South Island's state highway network, and the second highest point on the New Zealand state highway network, after the Desert Road (SH 1) in the Central North Island. Despite this, it is not considered one of the alpine passes as it located in the dry interior of the South Island.


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Lindis Pass". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 17 March 2018.

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