Getting around is easy

Transportation around New Zealand

  • Driving

    Self-drive is a popular way to explore New Zealand. Before renting a car or campervan, make sure you're familiar with driving in New Zealand.

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  • Public Transport

    New Zealand's public transport includes buses, trains and ferries. Find out how to get around without hiring a vehicle.

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  • Domestic flights

    Flights are easy to catch from city to city, and no flight is longer than two hours.

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  • Tours

    If you'd like a pre-planned itinerary and someone to drive you, there are plenty of guided tours to choose from.

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Calculate the driving distances between two places in New Zealand

How much time do I need?

Whether you have a few days, a few weeks or a month, we have plenty of itinerary ideas. New Zealand looks small on the world map but it is full of diversity - you could spend months exploring.

A few recommended itineraries

Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook

Central Queenstown to Christchurch

376 km
7 Days
  • Charming Arrowtown
  • Southern Alps Scenery
  • Lake Tekapo

North Island Beaches and Geothermal Itinerary

Auckland Central to Wellington Central

1332 km
10 Days
  • Bay of Islands beaches
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Coolest little capital

New Zealand Highlights Itinerary

Auckland Central to Central Queenstown

2444 km
14 Days
  • Glowworms in Waitomo
  • Sunny Nelson beaches
  • West Coast glaciers

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