New Zealand Driving Distances

New Zealand Driving Distances

The following chart gives you an approximate indication of distances between the main New Zealand centres.

Distance Chart (km)
1 kilometre equals 0.62 miles:

North Island

Mi/Km

Time (h:mm)

Auckland to:
Napier 262/422 6:35
Paihia 149/240 4:15
Rotorua 145/233 3:35
Waitomo 124/200 3:10
Wellington 409/658 9:15
Napier to: 
Auckland 262/422 6:35
Paihia 411/661 9:50
Rotorua 139/224 3:50
Waitomo 190/306 5:05
Wellington 201/323 4:50
Rotorua to: 
Auckland 145/233 3:35
Napier 139/224 3:50
Paihia 295/475 7:50
Waitomo 103/166 2:45
Wellington 286/460 6:30
Waitomo Caves to: 
Auckland 124/200 3:10
Napier 190/306 5:05
Paihia 273/439 7:25
Rotorua 103/166 2:45
Wellington 294/473 7:10
Wellington to: 
Auckland 409/658 9:15
Napier 201/323 4:50
Paihia 558/898 13:30
Rotorua 286/460 6:30
Waitomo 294/473 7:10

South Island

Mi/Km

Time (h:mm)

Christchurch to:
Milford Sound 480/772 10:40
Mount Cook 206/331 4:55
Nelson 263/423 6:15
Picton 209/336 5:00
Queenstown 302/486 7:15
Nelson to:
Christchurch 263/423 6:15
Milford Sound 712/1146 18:35
Mount Cook 469/775 10:30
Picton 68/109 2:10
Queenstown 431/693 12:45
Mount Cook to:
Christchurch 206/331 4:55
Milford Sound 342/550 8:55
Nelson 469/755 10:30
Picton 414/666 9:45
Queenstown 163/262 3:50
Picton to:
Christchurch 209/336 5:00
Milford Sound 689/1109 18:25
Mount Cook 414/666 9:45
Nelson 68/109 2:10
Queenstown 511/822 13:20
Queenstown to:
Christchurch 302/486 7:15
Milford Sound 181/291 5:05
Mount Cook 163/262 3:50
Nelson 431/693 12:45
Picton 511/822 13:20

Note: Highways were used to calculate distances between major towns.

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