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South Island to North Island Return Road Tour-21 days

Holiday Planning Guide - 21 days North and South Island Road Tour - starting from Christchurch then back to Christchurch. Experience New Zealand with a three week Drive NZ planned road tour.


21 day South to North return Road Tour
Day Location Distances Travel Time
1 Christchurch at leisure - -
2 Christchurch to Blenheim 251kms 4hrs 10mins
3 Blenheim to Wellington Ferry Book 3hrs 30mins
4 Wellington to Napier 323kms 4hrs 50mins
5 Napier to Rotorua 223kms 3hrs 50mins
6 Rotorua to Whitianga 200kms 3hrs 10mins
7 Whitianga to Auckland 205kms 3hrs 15mins
8 Auckland to Paihia 240kms 4hrs 15mins
9 Paihia to Hamilton 368kms 6hrs 10mins
10 Hamilton to Taupo 152kms 2hrs 10mins
11 Taupo to Picton (Plus Ferry) 380kms 5hrs 10min
12 Picton to Nelson 142kms 2hrs 15mins
13 Nelson to Franz Josef 469kms 7hrs 45mins
14 Franz Josef to Wanaka 287kms 5hrs 55mins
15 Wanaka to Queenstown 117kms 1hr 50mins
16 Queenstown to TeAnau 170kms 2hrs 45mins
17 TeAnau to Milford Sound 121kms 2hrs 20mins
18 TeAnau to Queenstown 170kms 2hrs 45mins
19 Queenstown to Dunedin 283kms 4hrs 25mins
20 Dunedin to Tekapo 303kms 4hrs 30mins
21 Tekapo to Christchurch 226kms 3hrs 20mins