When planning a New Zealand self-drive holiday or road trip, use our NZ Driving Time and Travel Distance Calculator Below to work out the best route between two towns or cities. This calculator will give you average driving time taking into consideration obstacles like mountain passes, winding roads, single lanes etc. It does not allow time for stops, heavy traffic or the impact of various weather conditions. We recommend you allow extra time to enjoy your journey with safety. When travelling between the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island (Halfmoon Bay/Oban), you'll need to catch a ferry or flight.
Download a New Zealand map: Download and print our New Zealand Touring Map to see information on each of the regions in New Zealand and 16 themed highways.