The gorgeous Lindis Pass is located on the South Island of New Zealand and links the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. At an elevation of 971 metres above sea level one can expect snow most time of the year in this mountainous area. Therefore Lindis Pass is the second highest point on the New Zealand state highway network. Only Desert Road on the North Island is situated higher with an elevation of 1.074 metres above sea level. Lindis Pass Scenic Reserve was founded in 1976 and was one of the first tussock grassland reserves in New Zealand.