New Zealand State Highway 63

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State Highway 63 NZ.svg

State Highway 63
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length: 117 km (73 mi)
Major junctions
Northeast end: Middle Renwick Road/Blenheim Street State Highway 6 NZ.svg at Renwick
Southwest end: Kawatiri Murchison Highway State Highway 6 NZ.svg at Kawatiri Junction
Hillersden, Tophouse, Saint Arnaud, Lake Rotoiti
Highway system
SH 62 SH 65

State Highway 63 (SH 63) is a state highway located in the northern parts of the South Island of New Zealand. It is 117 km long and runs between the settlements of Renwick (in Marlborough) and Kawatiri Junction (in the Tasman region) via Saint Arnaud, providing a bypass of the city of Nelson. Despite being a convenient link between the West Coast and Marlborough, and being a relatively straight highway along most of its length, it is only classified by the NZTA as a secondary collector highway.[1]


SH 63 beginning at Kawatiri Junction.

SH 63 begins just to the east of Renwick at SH 6, and parallels the course of the Wairau River for 93 kilometres, originally to the south of the river before crossing to the north side about 20 km from the Marlborough/Tasman border, while passing through the settlements of Wairau Valley, Hillersden and Tophouse. Just before reaching Tophouse, the Wairau River veers to south while the road arrives in St. Arnaud at the shores of Lake Rotoiti. After St. Arnaud the road swings to the northwest and follows the last 24 km alongside the Buller River. At Kawatiri Junction, it terminates at SH 6 between Murchison and the Hope Saddle.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

Territorial authority Location km jct Destinations Notes
Marlborough District Renwick 0 New Zealand road sign R2-1.svg SH 6 north (Blenheim Street) – Nelson
SH 6 south (Middle Renwick Road) – Blenheim
SH 63 begins
68.4 New Zealand road sign R2-7.svg Wairau River
Tasman District Tophouse 88 New Zealand PW-11 (right).svg Korere-Tophouse Road Alternative route to Nelson
96.3 New Zealand road sign R2-7.svg Buller River
Kawatiri 117 New Zealand road sign R2-2.svg SH 6 south (Kawatiri-Murchison Highway) – Murchison, Westport
SH 6 north (Kohatu-Kawatiri Highway) – Nelson
SH 63 ends

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