Queenstown driving route for: Queenstown - Te Anau - Queenstown. Find driving directions, information and maps to guide you on your self-drive holiday starting in Queenstown, taking you to Te Anau and returning you to Queenstown, New Zealand. Begin your New Zealand trip in Queenstown, the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake resort.

Driving Route : Queenstown - Te Anau - Queenstown

Start: Queenstown
Finish: Queenstown
Recommended Length: 3 Days
Distance: 743 km (464 miles)

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Route Summary

Travel time is approximate only, based on an average driving speed under normal road conditions.

  Travel time Km (Miles)
Day 1
Queenstown to Te Anau
2.25 hrs 172 108
Day 2
Te Anau to Dunedin
4 hrs 291 182
Day 3
Dunedin to Queenstown
3.5 hrs 280 175
Totals for Driving Route 9.75 hrs 743 464

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Scenic Deep South

Scenic Deep South

Discover the full flavour of the deep south with this short, but scenic self drive route.

Leave the action-packed world of Queenstown and enjoy a peaceful drive to Te Anau.

Rivers and mountains provide endless photo opportunities.

Caves, lake trips and walking tracks will occupy your time in Te Anau, then you'll drive east to the city of Dunedin for a dose of heritage architecture and wildlife.

The trip back to Queenstown takes you across Central Otago to Alexandra, hub of the region's fruit growing industry.

Historic gold towns, a spectacular gorge and vineyards are other things to see.

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