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New Zealand Driving Distances and Travelling Times


You cannot do without some information about New Zealand driving distances and travelling times when planning your New Zealand camper van vacation in detail.

The tables on this page list the driving distances and travel times for major cities in both the North Island and the South Islands.

For more information about touring New Zealand, read about our favourite New Zealand road map and our sample itineraries.

North Island Driving Distances and Travelling Times
Auckland – Cape Reinga: 436 km 6.15 hr
Auckland – Hamilton: 127 km 1.45 hr
Auckland – Paihia: 240 km 3.30 hr
Auckland – Taupo: 278 km 4 hr
Auckland – Tauranga: 205 km 3.00 hr
Auckland – Thames: 114 km 1.45 hr
Auckland – Waitomo: 200 km 2.45 hr
Auckland – Whakapapa Village: 345 km 5 hr
Cape Reinga – Auckland: 436 km 6.15 hr
Cape Reinga – Paihia: 223 km 3.15 hr
Hamilton – Auckland: 127 km 1.45 hr
Martinborough – Napier: 288 km 3.30 hr
Martinborough – Wellington: 76 km 1 hr
Napier – Martinborough: 288 km 3.30 hr
Napier – Taupo: 147 km 2 hr
Napier – Wellington: 320 km 4.30 hr
Paihia – Auckland: 240 km 3.30 hr
Paihia – Cape Reinga: 223 km 3.15 hr
Rotorua – Taupo: 80 km 1.15 hr
Rotorua – Waitomo: 166 km 2.15 hr
Rotorua – Wellington: 460 km 6.30 hr
Taupo – Auckland: 278 km 4 hr
Taupo – Napier: 147 km 2 hr
Taupo – Rotorua: 80 km 1.15 hr
Taupo – Wellington: 380 km 5.30 hr
Tauranga – Auckland: 205 km 3.00 hr
Thames – Auckland: 114 km 1.45 hr
Waitomo – Auckland: 200 km 2.45 hr
Waitomo – Rotorua: 166 km 2.15 hr
Wellington – Martinborough: 76 km 1 hr
Wellington – Napier: 320 km 4.30 hr
Wellington – Rotorua: 460 km 6.30 hr
Wellington – Taupo: 380 km 5.30 hr
Wellington – Whakapapa Village: 344 km 5 hr
Whakapapa Village – Auckland: 345 km 5 hr
Whakapapa Village – Wellington: 344 km 5 hr
South Island Driving Distances and Travelling Times
Akaroa – Christchurch: 84 km 1.15 hr
Christchurch – Akaroa: 84 km 1.15 hr
Christchurch – Dunedin: 362 km 5.15 hr
Christchurch – Kaikoura: 183 km 2.30 hr
Christchurch – Mount Cook Village: 331 km 4.45 hr
Christchurch – Picton: 336 km 4.45 hr
Christchurch – Tekapo: 226 km 3.15 hr
Collingwood – Nelson: 135 km 2 hr
Dunedin – Christchurch: 362 km 5.15 hr
Dunedin – Mount Cook Village: 331 km 4.45 hr
Dunedin – Te Anau: 290 km 4.15 hr
Dunedin – Tekapo: 303 km 4.15 hr
Fox Glacier – Franz Josef Glacier: 23 km 0.20 hr
Franz Josef Glacier – Fox Glacier: 23 km 0.20 hr
Franz Josef Glacier – Punakaiki: 220 km 3.15 hr
Franz Josef Glacier – Wanaka: 287 km 4 hr
Hokitika – Punakaiki: 84 km 1.15 hr
Kaikoura – Christchurch: 183 km 2.30 hr
Kaikoura – Picton: 157 km 2.15 hr
Marahau – Nelson: 67 km 1.30 hr
Milford Sound-Queenstown: 291 km 4.15 hr
Mount Cook Village – Christchurch: 331 km 4.45 hr
Mount Cook Village – Dunedin: 331km 4.45 hr
Mount Cook Village – Queenstown: 263 km 3.45 hr
Nelson – Collingwood: 135 km 2 hr
Nelson – Marahau: 67 km 1.30 hr
Nelson – Picton: 110 km 1.45 hr
Nelson – Punakaiki: 245 km 3.30 hr
Nelson – Westport: 226 km 3.15 hr
Picton – Christchurch: 336 km 4.45 hr
Picton – Kaikoura: 157 km 2.15 hr
Picton – Nelson: 110 km 1.45 hr
Punakaiki – Franz Josef Glacier: 220 km 3.15 hr
Punakaiki – Hokitika: 84 km 1.15 hr
Punakaiki – Nelson: 245 km 3.30 hr
Queenstown – Milford Sound: 291 km 4.15 hr
Queenstown – Mount Cook Village: 263 km 3.45 hr
Queenstown – Te Anau: 172 km 2.30 hr
Queenstown – Tekapo: 258 km 3.45 hr
Queenstown – Wanaka: 117 km 1.45 hr
Te Anau – Dunedin: 290 km 4.15 hr
Te Anau – Milford Sound: 120 km 1.45 hr
Te Anau – Milford Sound: 120 km 1.45 hr
Te Anau – Queenstown: 172 km 2.30 hr
Tekapo – Christchurch: 226 km 3.15 hr
Tekapo – Dunedin: 303 km 4.15 hr
Tekapo – Queenstown: 258 km 3.45 hr
Wanaka – Franz Josef Glacier: 287 km 4 hr
Wanaka – Queenstown: 117 km 1.45 hr
Westport – Nelson: 226 km 3.15 hr

Note: The above New Zealand driving distances and travelling times are approximate.

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