Covid 19, South Island Food and Rest areas during lockdown

10 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 26, 2020

UPDATED 08 April 2020


It appears that the only food available for collection while you are on the road is from supermarkets including 4Square and Fresh Choice. 

Service stations – some are operational, we’re trying to find out if they are doing hot food and bakery items. Customers can‘t enter most service stations, have to ‘order‘ through the window.

Dairies – no hot food or bakery items and only one customer in the store at a time.

Our best advice is to take food on the road with you.

At this stage we‘re working on gaining more information and will update accordingly. 

BP Service
All locations
Toilets available

All locations
Toilets available

Z Service Stations
Food and facilities
No coffee at this stage

Tasman District Council Region, SH 6 all toilet facilities OPEN

Roadhouse Truckstop, 
3535 State Highway 1, Riverlands
Ph: 03 5793300
Toilets available
Toilets and Showers OPEN to Truck drivers only.
Meal will be on order only, one person at a time, Meal must be taken back to Accommodation or individual trucks. Strict rules are being applied. Ph 03 579 3300

Main St SH1

Marlborough District Council Region, SH1, SH63 all public facilities CLOSED 

Kiakoura District Council
Intersection of Beach Road (SH1) and Mill Road at the Northern end of the Kaikoura
urban area.

Nelson City Council
Saxton Netball
Isel Park
Lions Tahunanui Beach
Marina office
Marina Iron Duke
Victory Square
Wakefield Quay
Waahi Taakaro Golf Course
Branford Park
Guppy Park
Pioneer Park
Millers Acre (i-site)
Buxton Square
Anzac Park
Miyazu Gardens
Brook Mountain Bike hub
Queens Gardens
Greenmeadows (external only)
These toilets are on a continuous cleaning rotation

Hurunui District Council Region SH7, SH1 most of their facilities are OPEN as follows:
Waiau Route 70 Inland Road, facilities are CLOSED 
Culverden OPEN
Cheviot OPEN
Waikari OPEN
Amberley OPEN
Hamner Springs OPEN

Christchurch City Council: 
Most toilets facilities are
OPEN: Truck Stop at Sawyers Arms Road. Key facility to open these toilets in a special box near the doors 

Selwyn District Councils
Toilet facilities on SH1, SH73, SH75 and SH77 are all OPEN 
PortaLoo in Rolleston – the carpark at the Selwyn Council on Rolleston Drive (TBC)
Main Tourist route toilets to remain open as follows:
Arthurs Pass
Castle Hill
Lake Lyndon

Timaru District Council
Public toilets along the SH1 are all OPEN. 
Toilets in the Timaru parks are closed due to vandalism.
Geraldine – Cox Street toilets open
Temuka  – main street by library and in the Domain open.
Winchester – toilets in domain by bridge open on Winchester Geraldine highway.
Ashbury Park by Briscoes carpark
Caroline Bay Loop Rd and Marine Parade
Strathallan St intersection with Stafford St which is main street in Timaru
Station Street toilets by the railway station
ANZAC Square toilets behind South Canterbury Gymsports 8 Craigie Avenue
Botanic Gardens Toilets
West end Park Wai iti Rd opposite New World
Marchwiel toilets Marchwiel Park Selwyn St top end near Pages Rd end
Gleniti Park Gleniti Rd
Arundel reserve Brudge St south west side if Rangitata River bridge on inland scenic route
Pareora Domain The Avenue Pareora
Milford – Davy Rd on south side
Waitohi Bush – Campside north of bush on corner of Galbraith and Gully Bush
Hanging Rock – north side of bridge on Opihi Rd
O‘Neils – SH8 a couple of Kms east of Cave
Orari Mouth  – Off Park Rd south of Clandeboye factory
Rangitata – 150 Rangitata huts Rd opp. camping ground
Te Moana Gorge – Te Moana Rd

Buller District Council public toilets are all CLOSED

Greymouth District Councils public toilets are OPEN

Hokitika District Council public toilets are CLOSED

Springs Junction
Alpine Motels and Café 7.00am-7.00pm also some food available ring Jerry if you want specific food
Ph 027 4316800

Mid Canterbury area:
Ashburton Domain, SH 1
Hinds Domain, SH 1
Methven town centre

Tekapo – western carpark near 4 square
Lake Pukaki – lookout SH 8 near the Pukaki spillway
Twizel – Market Place

Dunedin District
Outside Gardens New World  North East Valley (cleaned 4 times daily)
Outside City Centre New World(cleaned 4 times daily)
Outside PaknSave South Dunedin(cleaned 4 times daily)
Railway Station Anzac Square
Bus Hub Great King St
George St Port Chalmers

Public Toilets in Otago/Southland region available to Truck Drivers:

Clutha district 
Balclutha -Town Hall 
Milton – Gray Street
Tapanui -Suffolk Street 
Clinton – State Highway 1
Waihola Domain
Lawrence- Ross Place and Owaka Playground.

Gore District:
Gore    79 Main St     (south end of main shops)
Gore    184 Main St    (Main St playground
Gore    Irk/Ardwick Sts    (gardens)
Mataura    Tulloch Park    Gore-Mataura Highway
Mataura    Queens Park    ?91 Pioneer Highway
Invercargill-62 Dee Street – State Highway 6
Southland District:Athol-28 Athol – Garston Highway  / Balfour-35 Kruger street
Dipton-2038 Lumsden-Dipton Highway       Garston- 9 Garston-Athol Highway
Lumsden-11 Diana St -Junction SH 6 + SH 94        Otautau – 181 main street
Riversdale – 26 Berwick street     Winton – 73 welsh road Mossburn – 9 Holmes street

Tarras Toilets -main highway

Lode Lane Toilets– off Barry Ave
Murray Tce
Old Cromwell Town-shopping precinct

Golden Block – Shannon St
I -Site – Centennial Ave
Molyneux Playground within Stadium Tavern carpark- Centennial Ave
Dunorling St Boat Ramp
Tarbert St- Thompson Way

Exeloo- Scotland St
King Edward Park- just on outskirts of Roxburgh- Millers Flat end
Millers Flat – beside MF Hall
Ettrick – attached to hall on Main Highway- difficult to find as no signage.

Pisa Moorings  
Dustin Park

Main Street

Railway Station – Fraser St
Clyde Masonic – Lodge Lane

Waitaki District
Palmerston – open
Dunback – one accessible unit open.
Hampden Beach – open
Hampden Township – one accessible unit open.
Shag Point – open
North Katiki – open
Moeraki New – one accessible unit open.
All Day Bay – open
Campbells Bay – open
Kakanui Esplanade – open
Oamaru Public Gardens – one accessible unit open.
Awamoa – open
Friendly Bay – Eden St – one accessible unit open. Roberts – one accessible unit open. 
Duntroon – open
Kurow – one accessible unit open.
Otematata – one accessible unit open.
Omarama – one accessible unit open.

Waikouaiti – Adjacent to East Otago Events Centre
Outram – Outram hall
Middlemarch – Middlemarch Hall

Southland District
Athol – 28 Athol – Garston Highway
Balfour – 35 Kruger Street
Dipton – 2038 Lumsden-Dipton Highway
Garston – 9 Garston-Athol Highway
Lumsden – 11 Diana St -Junction SH 6 + SH 94
Otautau – 181 main street
Riversdale – 26 Berwick street
Winton – 73 Welsh Road
Mossburn – 9 Holmes Street

Wanaka – Dinosaur Park Toilets 
Cardrona – Cardrona Hall Toilets 
Hawea  – Scotts Beach Toilet
Glenorchy  – Glenorchy Hall Toilet 
Frankton – Kawarau Road Reserve Toilets 
Frankton – Lake Hayes Showground Reserve Toilets 
Luggate  – Hopkins Street Recreation Reserve Toilets 
Queenstown  – Queenstown Gardens Toilets 
Albert Town – McMurdo Park Toilets 
Queenstown – Athol Street Toilets North  
Frankton  – Frankton Domain Toilets North Frankton North
Arrowtown – Ramshaw Lane Toilets 
Kingston – Kingston Layby Toilets 
Kingston – Kingston School House Reserve Toilets 

Lake Brunner –  Service Centre, 2137 Arnold Valley Rd Lake Brunner, Moana
(prepacked food also available)

Toilets also available at most supermarkets

Food available at:

Riverlands Roadhouse
3535 State Highway 1, Riverlands, Blenheim, NZ
Ph: 03 5793300
Meal will be on order only, one person at a time, Meal must be taken back to Accommodation or individual trucks. Strict rules are being applied.
Toilets available

New World
All locations

Countdown Supermarkets
All locations

Pak n Save
All locations

All locations

Four Square
All locations