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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Since the 2016 earthquake some roads in the South Island have been affected. Please read this useful information to help plan your journey.

 

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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