Police and other emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on Hamurana Rd after a car has crashed into a tree.
The crash scene was a short distance up Hamurana Rd from SH33, Mourea, Rotorua.
The sole occupant of the vehicle was in a serious condition.
Hamurana Rd was closed while the Serious Crash Unit examine the scene.
The only available diversion was via Rotorua, which is about 35 km long.
Members of the public were advised to avoid the area if possible.