Never would have thought the Loop road would have been quicker…. It Just seems to be so narrow and windy. I been down it on occasions but normally to check on Blind River before heading home.
Loop road: 7.9km
Via SH1 11.7km
Sounds crazy that the Bar could take longer then the Cloudy Bay beaches, It always seems like a quick trip down to the Bar or Diversion and a real journey over to the Awatere. Maybe it is due to all of the hills.
I feel it is a quick drive over to the Grove Arm when in reality it takes twice the time of my other favorite spots.
French Pass seems quicker then Kaikoura when in reality it is further….