Queenstown Police are urging motorists travelling to
Queenstown from Kingston via State Highway 6 to be patient,
as holiday traffic causes delays.
A spokeswoman said lengthy delays were being experienced by
motorists on the southern side of the one-lane Kawarau Bridge
- the only entry point to the resort for traffic heading from
The bridge was controlled with traffic lights, but traffic
was backed up for some distance, the spokeswoman said.
"There is a lot of traffic coming up from down south, we'd
just urge people to be patient and keep their cool.
"It's just that time of year."
So far no traffic accidents had been reported, and motorists
were being reminded they would eventually get to their
destination, it would just take longer than normal.