Top 10 road trips from Christchurch

Christchurch to Hokitika
starting from Christchurch
47 minutes → Darfield
48 minutes → Arthur's Pass
1 hour → Greymouth
32 minutes → Hokitika



3 hours of driving
Christchurch to Dunedin
starting from Christchurch
1 hour → Ashburton
55 minutes → Timaru
1 hour → Oamaru
1.5 hours → Dunedin



4.5 hours of driving
Christchurch to Nelson
starting from Christchurch
1.5 hours → Hanmer Springs
1.5 hours → Murchison
1.5 hours → Nelson




4.5 hours of driving
Christchurch to Wanaka
starting from Christchurch
1 hour → Aoraki Balloon Safaris
55 minutes → Geraldine
54 minutes → Lake Tekapo
1 hour → Omarama
1.5 hours → Wanaka


5.5 hours of driving
Christchurch to Queenstown
starting from Christchurch
1 hour → Ashburton
43 minutes → Geraldine
54 minutes → Lake Tekapo
1 hour → Omarama
1.5 hours → Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump
22 minutes → Queenstown

5.5 hours of driving
Christchurch to Arrowtown
starting from Christchurch
1 hour → Ashburton
43 minutes → Geraldine
54 minutes → Lake Tekapo
1 hour → Omarama
48 minutes → Lake Hawea
1 hour → Bannockburn
31 minutes → Arrowtown
6 hours of driving
Christchurch to Picton
starting from Christchurch
37 minutes → Rangiora
2 hours → Kaikoura
6 hours → Blenheim
22 minutes → Picton



9 hours of driving
Christchurch to Milford Sound
starting from Christchurch
1 hour → Aoraki Balloon Safaris
1 hour → Fairlie
1 hour → Omarama
1.5 hours → Wanaka
3 hours → Te Anau
1 hour → Milford Sound

9 hours of driving
Christchurch to Wellington
starting from Christchurch
2.5 hours → Kaikoura
6 hours → Blenheim
45 minutes → Cook Strait
29 minutes → Wellington



10 hours of driving
Christchurch to Taupo
starting from Christchurch
2.5 hours → Kaikoura
6 hours → Picton
57 minutes → Wellington
2 hours → Bulls
1.5 hours → Tongariro Alpine Crossing
57 minutes → Taupo

14 hours of driving

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