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New Zealand Driving Map Queenstown / Wellington / Auckland

 

Start: Queenstown
Finish: Auckland
Recommended Length: 13 Days
Distance: 2564 km (1603 miles)

Earlier this year, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, spent five days in the company of Peter Greenberg, Chief Correspondent for the Travel Channel.  She showed Peter her view of New Zealand, which at times had him slightly terrified. This itinerary follows a similar path to that taken by the pair, experiencing the same activities, and adding a few more in along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Travel time

  Km/Miles

Day 1

Auckland to Waitomo Caves

2.5 hr

 198/124

Day 2

Waitomo Caves to Rotorua

1.5 hr

 136/85

Day 3

Rotorua to Taupo

1 hr

 81/51

Day 4

Taupo to Wellington

4.75 hr

 369/231

Day 5

Wellington to Nelson

3.25 hr

 243/152

Day 6

Nelson to Marahau

1 hr

 66/41

Day 7

Marahau to Westport

3 hr

 233/146

Day 8

Westport to Franz Josef Glacier

3.5 hr

 273/171

Day 9

Franz Josef Glacier to Wanaka

3.75 hr

 284/178

Day 10

Wanaka to Queenstown

1.25 hr

 103/64

Day 11

Queenstown to Te Anau

2.25 hr

 172/108

Day 12

Te Anau to Te Anau

3 hr

 234/146

Day 13

Te Anau to Queenstown

2.25 hr

 172/108

Totals for Driving Route

33 hr

 2564/1603


Key Scenic highlights along the way:

› Queens Wharf
› Treasured Pathway Heritage Driving Route
› Golden Bay
› Kahurangi National Park
› Cape Foulwind Seal Colony
› Jackson's Bay- Fishing Village
› Shantytown
› Westland/Tai Poutini National Park
› Cardrona Valley- Gold Mining History
› Lake Wanaka and Hawea
› Mt Iron
› West Coast Glaciers
› Cardrona Valley - South of Rivendell

 









 

   
 
 
 

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