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New Zealand Driving Map Queenstown / Wellington / Auckland

 

Start: Queenstown
Finish: Auckland
Recommended Length: 11 Days
Distance: 2652 km (1658 miles)

This south to north route takes you from alpine scenery to coastal sands. The country towns on the road to Mt Cook are a peaceful contrast to the activity of Queenstown. Enjoy mountain walks before you move on to the many attractions of Christchurch. Go whale watching in Kaikoura, then enjoy the vineyards of Marlborough. A ferry trip takes you to Wellington for a drop of kiwi culture. Focus on wine and food between Martinborough and Gisborne, then follow the coast around East Cape and the Bay of Plenty for surf and sunshine. En route to Auckland, the Coromandel Pensinula keeps you fascinated with its old gold towns and beaches.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel time

  Km/Miles

Day 1

Queenstown to Mt Cook

3.25 hr

 258/161

Day 2

Mt Cook to Christchurch

4.75 hr

 375/234

Day 3

Christchurch to Kaikoura

2.25 hr

 184/115

Day 4

Kaikoura to Wellington

3.75 hr

 255/159

Day 5

Wellington to Martinborough

1 hr

 79/49

Day 6

Martinborough to Napier

4 hr

 281/176

Day 7

Napier to Gisborne

4.25 hr

 342/214

Day 8

Gisborne to Whakatane

5 hr

 386/241

Day 9

Whakatane to Tauranga

1.5 hr

 112/70

Day 10

Tauranga to Coromandel

2.75 hr

 214/134

Day 11

Coromandel to Auckland

2 hr

 166/104

Totals for Driving Route

34.5 hr

 2652/1658


Key Scenic highlights along the way:

› Christchurch Botanic Gardens
› Lake Tekapo
› Kaikoura
› Marlborough Sounds
› Marlborough’s Gardens
› Molesworth Station
› Queens Wharf
› Wairau Plain Wineries
› Cape Palliser Putangirua Pinnacles
› Gardens - Grand Historic Homesteads
› Wellington Botanic Gardens

 









 

   
 
 
 

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