New Zealand State Highway 78

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State Highway 78 NZ.svg

State Highway 78
Route information
Maintained by NZ Transport Agency
Length: 0.9 km (0.6 mi)
Major junctions
From: SH 1 at Timaru (cnr Theodosia Street & Sefton Street East)
To: Port of Timaru (cnr Port Loop Road & Marine Parade)
Highway system
SH 77 SH 79

State Highway 78 is a New Zealand state highway connecting central Timaru with its port. It holds the record for New Zealand's shortest State Highway, with a length of just under 1000 metres.


State Highway 78 begins at State Highway 1 just north of the CBD. It follows Sefton Street East for 200 metres to Stafford Street, where it becomes the Port Loop Road. The road then proceeds northeast over the South Island Main Trunk Railway, before turning anticlockwise around a loop, passing under itself parallel to the railway line. The highway terminates at the intersection of Port Loop Road with Marine Parade.[1]

Major junctions[edit]

Territorial authority Location km jct Destinations Notes
Timaru District Timaru 0 New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg SH 1 north (Theodosia Street) – Temuka, Christchurch
SH 1 south (Theodosia Street) – Oamaru, Dunedin
SH 78 begins
0.15 New Zealand road sign W10-4.svg (The Bay Hill) – Caroline Bay
(Stafford Street) – City Centre
1.00 New Zealand PW-11 (left).svg Marine Parade SH 78 ends
Road continues as Port Loop Road

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Coordinates: 44°23′26″S 171°15′04″E / 44.390540°S 171.251244°E / -44.390540; 171.251244