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What is the distance between the two islands of New Zealand?

What is the distance between the two islands of New Zealand?

So what connects the North and South Islands? Nothing, but the Cook Strait separates them. At the narrowest point, there is a distance of 22km (13.67 miles).

How do you travel between cities in New Zealand?

Getting around by public transport For travel between the islands, hop on a ferry. Several passenger and vehicle ferries offer services between the North, South and other islands. Rail journey offers a spectacular scenery throughout your journey and is a great way to soak in the beauty of New Zealand.

Is Timaru closer to Christchurch or Dunedin?

The second largest city in Canterbury, Timaru sits about midway between Christchurch and Dunedin. It has everything you need for a pleasant stopover.

Is there a ferry between North and South Island New Zealand?

New Zealand’s most famous and beautiful ferry route is between Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. The journey between the two islands is commonly referred to as ‘crossing the Cook Strait’. The sailing time is around 3.5 hours (weather dependent).

Is there a bridge between the two islands of New Zealand?

One of the possible routes for a Cook Strait bridge or tunnel: Cape Terawhiti to Arapaoa Island, the shortest point between the two islands, 22km. A 65km-odd bridge would be New Zealand’s biggest bridge by far. The current longest bridge is Canterbury’s Rakaia Bridge at just 1.8km.

What’s the best way to see New Zealand?

Driving is by far the easiest way to see New Zealand. City hopping by public transport is excellent in some countries (and New Zealand does have plenty of buses) but driving allows you to truly get off the beaten track and explore at your own pace.

Can you see New Zealand without a car?

You can definitely see the country without your own vehicle thanks to the country’s system of buses, trains, and more. New Zealand is filled with stunning scenery. The country is small, and so much of it is still quite remote. You have a handful of large cities, some smaller towns, and the rest is wilderness.

How long does it take to go Christchurch to Dunedin?

The journey from Christchurch to Dunedin takes approximately 6 hours with regular breaks along the way.

Where should I stop between Dunedin and Queenstown?

On the most direct route from Queenstown to Dunedin the best stops are Arrowtown, Kawarau Gorge, Champagne Gully, Clutha River, Clyde, Alexandra, Bellview Wetlands Reserve, Mt Stuart Reserve, and Lake Waihola.

How is the distance between New Zealand cities calculated?

[ Note: The distance between cities in New Zealand distance chart below is straight line distance (may be called as flying or air distance) between the two locations in New Zealand calculated based on their latitudes and longitudes. This distance may be very much different from the actual travel distance.]

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How to calculate travel time in New Zealand?

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Is it possible to drive the length of New Zealand?

Check out our itineraries to get inspiration for where to stop on your road trip around New Zealand. It is possible to drive the length of New Zealand. When travelling between the North Island and South Island, you can catch a car ferry.