Itinerary Planner NZ

Driving times for New Zealand for both North and South Island. New Zealand driving distances given in the travel planner are in kilometres.

Note - All times driving times  are shown in approximate hours & minutes, including 10-15 minutes per hour for rest stops. Driving times are at a leisurely pace to enjoy our scenery. Distance in kilometres.

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    North Island New Zealand driving distances


    Auckland

    Gisborne

    Hamilton

    Napier

    Rotorua

    Mt 
    Ruapehu

    Taupo

    Tauranga

    Thames

    Waitomo

    Whakatane

    Auckland

    -

    449
    8.20

    126
    1.55

    422
    6.35

    233
    3.35

    347
    4.00

    278
    4.05

    205
    3.20

    114
    1.50

    200
    3.10

    302
    5.00

    Gisborne

    449
    8.20

    -

    394
    6.30

    215
    3.25

    286
    4.50

    435
    6.25

    332
    5.25

    298
    5.00

    410
    7.05

    437
    6.50

    202
    3.20

    Hamilton

    126
    1.55

    394
    6.30

    -

    295
    4.40

    108
    1.40

    219
    3.00

    152
    2.10

    106
    1.55

    108
    1.50

    75
    1.25

    192
    3.05

    Napier

    422
    6.35

    215
    3.25

    295
    4.40

    -

    224
    3.50

    238
    3.15

    148
    2.00

    299
    4.55

    349
    5.40

    306
    5.05

    310
    5.00

    Rotorua

    233
    3.35

    286
    4.50

    108
    1.40

    224
    3.50

    -

    177
    2.35

    80
    1.30

    86
    1.30

    164
    2.40

    166
    2.45

    85
    1.25

    Mt Ruapehu

    347
    4.00

    435
    6.25

    218
    3.00

    238
    3.15

    177
    2.35

    -

    97
    1.50

    253
    3.30

    303
    4.00

    160
    2.50

    264
    4.00

    Taupo

    278
    4.05

    332
    5.25

    152
    2.10

    143
    2.00

    80
    1.20

    97
    1.15

    -

    156
    2.55

    206
    3.10

    164
    2.00

    167
    2.45

    Tauranga

    205
    3.20

    298
    5.00

    106
    1.55

    349
    4.55

    86
    1.30

    253
    3.30

    156
    2.55

    -

    116
    2.05

    151
    2.15

    96
    1.20

    Thames

    114
    1.50

    410
    7.05

    108
    1.50

    349
    5.40

    164
    2.40

    303
    4.00

    206
    3.10

    116
    2.05

    -

    185
    2.30

    212
    3.25

    Waitomo

    200
    3.10

    437
    6.50

    75
    1.25

    306
    5.05

    166
    2.45

    160
    2.50

    164
    2.00

    151
    2.15

    185
    2.30

    -

    235
    3.30

    Whakatane

    342
    5.00

    202
    3.20

    192
    3.05

    310
    5.00

    85
    1.25

    264
    4.00

    167
    2.45

    96
    1.20

    212
    3.25

    235
    3.30

    -

     

    South Island New Zealand driving distances

     

    Alexandra

    Blenheim

    Christchurch

    Dunedin

    Greymouth

    Invercargill

    Kaikoura

    Milford
    Sound

    Nelson

    Oamaru

    Picton

    Queenstown

    Te
    Anau

    Timaru

    Westport

    Alexandra

    -

    786
    11.10

    455
    6.40

    190
    3.00

    661
    9.50

    202
    2.55

    657
    9.20

    370
    5.15

    865
    12.55

    223
    3.20

    791
    11.40

    93
    1.30

    249
    4.00

    307
    4.40

    761
    11.35

    Blenheim

    786
    11.10

    -

    308
    4.35

    670
    9.35

    324
    5.05

    887
    12.45

    129
    1.50

    1081
    15.15

    116
    1.45

    555
    7.55

    28
    0.25

    794
    11.50

    960
    13.50

    471
    6.45

    264
    4.15

    Christchurch

    455
    6.40

    308
    4.35

    -

    362
    5.00

    258
    4.10

    579
    8.15

    183
    2.50

    773
    11.35

    424
    6.15

    247
    3.20

    336
    5.00

    486
    7.15

    652
    9.15

    163
    2.10

    333
    5.10

    Dunedin

    190
    3.00

    670
    9.35

    362
    5.00

    -

    551
    8.10

    217
    3.10

    545
    7.50

    411
    6.35

    786
    11.05

    115
    1.40

    698
    10.00

    283
    4.25

    290
    4.15

    199
    2.50

    695
    10.55

    Greymouth

    661
    9.50

    324
    5.05

    258
    4.10

    551
    8.10

    -

    769
    11.00

    338
    4.50

    860
    12.15

    290
    4.10

    443
    6.20

    352
    5.00

    583
    8.20

    739
    10.35

    352
    5.00

    101
    1.25

    Invercargill

    202
    2.55

    887
    12.40

    579
    8.15

    217
    3.10

    769
    11.00

    -

    762
    10.55

    278
    4.00

    1003
    14.20

    332
    4.45

    915
    13.05

    187
    2.40

    152
    2.10

    416
    5.55

    869
    12.25

    Kaikoura

    657
    9.20

    129
    1.50

    183
    2.50

    545
    7.50

    338
    4.50

    762
    10.55

    -

    956
    13.40

    245
    3.30

    430
    6.10

    157
    2.15

    669
    9.35

    835
    11.55

    346
    4.55

    340
    4.50

    Milford Sound

    370
    5.15

    1081
    15.15

    773
    11.35

    411
    6.35

    860
    12.15

    278
    4.00

    956
    13.40

    -

    1146
    16.20

    526
    7.30

    1108
    15.50

    291
    4.10

    121
    1.45

    610
    8.45

    951
    13.35

    Nelson

    865
    12.55

    116
    1.45

    424
    6.15

    786
    11.05

    290
    4.10

    1003
    14.20

    245
    3.30

    1146
    16.20

    -

    671
    9.35

    110
    1.35

    910
    13.00

    1025
    14.40

    587
    8.25

    226
    3.15

    Oamaru

    223
    3.20

    555
    7.55

    247
    3.20

    115
    1.40

    443
    6.20

    332
    4.45

    430
    6.10

    526
    7.30

    671
    9.35

    -

    583
    8.20

    319
    4.35

    404
    5.45

    84
    1.10

    580
    8.15

    Picton

    791
    11.40

    28
    0.25

    336
    5.00

    698
    10.00

    352
    5.00

    915
    13.05

    157
    2.15

    1108
    15.50

    110
    1.35

    583
    8.20

    -

    882
    11.45

    988
    14.05

    499
    7.10

    288
    4.05

    Queenstown

    93
    1.30

    794
    11.50

    486
    7.15

    283
    4.25

    583
    8.20

    187
    2.40

    669
    9.35

    291
    4.10

    9.10
    13.00

    319
    4.35

    882
    11.45

    -

    170
    2.25

    335
    4.45

    664
    9.30

    Te Anau

    249
    4.00

    960
    13.50

    652
    9.15

    290
    4.15

    739
    10.35

    152
    2.10

    835
    11.55

    121
    1.45

    1025
    14.40

    404
    5.45

    988
    14.05

    170
    2.25

    -

    498
    7.00

    830
    11.50

    Timaru

    307
    4.40

    471
    6.45

    163
    2.10

    199
    2.50

    352
    5.00

    416
    5.55

    346
    4.55

    610
    8.45

    587
    8.25

    84
    1.10

    499
    7.10

    335
    4.45

    498
    7.00

    -

    497
    7.45

    Westport

    761
    11.35

    264
    4.15

    333
    5.10

    695
    10.55

    101
    1.25

    869
    12.25

    340
    4.50

    951
    13.35

    226
    3.15

    580
    8.15

    288
    4.05

    664
    9.30

    830
    11.50

    497
    7.45

    -

     

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