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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


Day 1

Queenstown to Mt Cook

3.25 hr


Day 2

Mt Cook to Christchurch

4.75 hr


Day 3

Christchurch to Kaikoura

2.25 hr


Day 4

Kaikoura to Wellington

3.75 hr


Day 5

Wellington to Martinborough

1 hr


Day 6

Martinborough to Napier

4 hr


Day 7

Napier to Gisborne

4.25 hr


Day 8

Gisborne to Whakatane

5 hr


Day 9

Whakatane to Tauranga

1.5 hr


Day 10

Tauranga to Coromandel

2.75 hr


Day 11

Coromandel to Auckland

2 hr


Totals for Driving Route

34.5 hr


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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