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Driving Route : Queenstown - Mt Cook - Christchurch

Start: Queenstown
Finish: Christchurch
Recommended Length: 3 Days
Distance: 614 km (384 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 Arrowtown
0.25 hr 22 14
Day 2
Queenstown to Mt Cook Village
3.25 hrs 258 161
Day 3
Mt Cook Village to Christchurch
4.25 hrs 334 209
Totals for Driving Route 7.75 hrs 614 384

Alpine Landscapes Aplenty

Alpine Landscapes Aplenty

You'll see mountain landscapes in every direction on this itinerary.

After the excitement of Queenstown, Arrowtown will seem beautifully quaint and calm.

Explore old gold mining sites and enjoy one of the many excellent cafes.

Your next destination is to reach Aoraki/ Mt Cook, New Zealand's tallest peak.

The high country towns of Omarama and Twizel are good stopovers along the way.

Walk one of the trails that begin at Mt Cook Village, then drive through Mackenzie Country tussockland to the glacier-blue lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo.

Small museums provide interest en route to the attractions of Christchurch.

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Large collection of independent hotels.

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.