In 1960 the Haast Pass road (part of State Highway 6) opened from Otago to Haast on the coast. It would be another five years before the section from Haast to Lake Paringa was completed. This then allowed motorists to make a circuit around both the east and west coasts of the South Island.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 107. National Film Unit, 1960
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