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Driving Distances and Time Charts

 

These charts provide you with a convenient way of determining driving times and distances between any two points.

There are separate charts for the North Island and the South Island.

Distances are in kilometres while driving time is in hours and minutes. The driving times are based on an average speed of 80km/hour with a stop of approximately 5 -10 minutes every hour.

 

North Island:

 

Auckland: 449
8.20
127
1.55
325
6.00
423
6.35
357
6.20
241
4.15
537
7.40
234
3.35
280
4.05
206
3.20
202
3.10
457
8.00
658
9.15
Gisborne: 394
6.30
823
14.20
216
3.25
585
10.25
739
12.35
394
6.05
287
4.50
332
5.25
298
5.00
445
7.30
468
7.15
538
8.15
Hamilton: 452
7.55
296
4.40
231
4.25
368
6.10
411
5.45
107
1.40
153
2.10
107
1.55
75
1.15
331
6.05
532
7.30
Kaitaia: 748
12.35
681
12.20
108
2.15
861
13.40
558
9.35
602
10.05
531
9.20
524
9.10
779
14.00
983
15.15
Napier: 412
6.15
661
10.50
178
2.40
225
3.50
143
2.30
299
4.55
307
5.05
252
3.50
323
4.50
New Plymouth: 597
10.35
234
3.35
299
5.35
296
5.25
308
5.40
173
3.30
160
2.25
355
5.10
Paihia (Bay of Islands): 777
11.55
474
7.50
518
8.20
445
7.35
440
7.25
697
12.15
898
13.30
Palmerston North: 339
4.55
259
3.35
415
6.00
342
6.20
74
1.10
145
2.10
Rotorua: 80
1.20
86
1.30
166
2.45
309
4.25
460
6.30
Taupo: 156
2.25
163
2.35
229
3.05
380
5.10
Tauranga: 151
2.30
439
6.35
545
8.00
Waitomo Caves: 273
5.10
473
7.10
Wanganui: 195
2.45
Wellington:

Distances are in kilometres. Travel times are in hours and minutes.

 

South Island:

 

Blenheim
321
4.35
Christchurch
683
9.35
361
5.00
Dunedin
520
8.00
408
6.15
570
10.30
Franz Josef
331
5.05
255
4.10
565
9.10
189
3.15
Greymouth
666
10.50
554
9.05
424
7.40
146
2.30
335
5.45
Haast
899
12.45
578
8.10
217
3.10
542
10.40
731
13.55
396
8.10
Invercargill
1092
16.10
771
11.35
410
6.35
660
12.45
849
16.00
514
10.15
280
4.45
Milford Sound
651
9.20
330
4.45
319
4.35
506
8.55
524
12.10
360
6.25
445
6.25
578
8.55
Mount Cook
117
1.45
417
6.20
799
11.20
485
7.50
296
4.35
631
10.20
1016
14.30
1145
16.10
747
11.10
Nelson
29
0.25
350
5.00
711
10.00
549
8.45
360
5.30
695
11.15
928
13.50
1121
16.35
680
9.50
113
2.10
Picton
808
11.50
487
7.15
281
4.25
365
7.40
554
10.55
219
5.10
189
3.00
307
5.05
271
3.50
850
15.00
837
12.15
Queenstown
971
13.50
650
9.15
289
4.15
539
10.25
728
13.40
393
7.55
159
2.25
121
2.20
426
6.35
1024
13.50
1000
14.15
166
2.45
Te Anau
749
11.05
428
6.30
276
4.20
294
5.50
483
9.05
148
3.20
248
4.50
366
6.55
212
3.05
779
13.10
778
11.30
71
1.50
245
4.35
Wanaka
265
4.15
336
5.10
670
10.10
294
5.00
105
1.45
440
7.30
836
15.40
954
17.45
629
13.55
230
3.45
294
5.55
659
12.40
823
15.25
588
10.50
Westport

 Distances are in kilometres. Travel times are in hours and minutes.

 
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