Arrowtown, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Beach, New Zealand
Fiordland, New Zealand
Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand

Driving Route : Christchurch - Hanmer Springs - Christchurch

Start: Christchurch
Finish: Christchurch
Recommended Length: 3 Days
Distance: 451 km (282 miles)

View more Christchurch driving routes.

Featured Tourism Operators

Route Summary

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

  Travel Time Km (Miles)
Day 1
Christchurch to Kaikoura
2.25 hrs 184 115
Day 2
Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs
1.5 hrs 132 83
Day 3
Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
1.75 hrs 135 84
Totals for Driving Route 5.5 hrs 451 282

Alpine Pacific Triangle

Alpine Pacific Triangle

You'll discover an excellent balance of eco-adventure and indulgence on the Alpine Pacific Highway.

Begin by exploring Christchurch, a city with a strong arts and heritage focus, then head up the coast towards Kaikoura.

Unspoilt beaches get you in the right frame of mind to enjoy the whales, seals and dolphins that live in the area - crayfish is the local specialty food.

Waipara's vineyards and olive groves are a highlight of the drive to Hanmer Springs, where hot pools, massage therapies and great restaurants will rejuvenate you.

Stop for a beach picnic on the return trip to Christchurch.

More Driving Routes

View more Christchurch driving routes.


Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.

Featured
 
Mainstay New Zealand Hotels

Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

Choice Hotels

Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

Distinction Hotels

Distinction Hotels

Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.