You're going on a journey and you want to know how long it will take? We've made it easy for you and also have put together a few of our suggested places to stay and play at your destination, as well as some Hot Deals to help you make the most of your time.
Choose a starting point and a final destination. The time it takes to travel between the two points will be calculated as well as the distance and a suggested route.
Remember to always allow more time than you think to get from A to B – New Zealand is filled with beautiful places to visit and photo opportunities. The most common thing we hear is, ‘I wish I had more time to explore!’
Remember to drive to the conditions, and for more tips on driving in New Zealand, visit our New Zealand travel guide.
FREE Route Planner Maps can be picked up at i-Sites around NZ
Current Updates on Road Closures around NZ go to: The NZ Transport Authority website
January 2017: The earthquake in November 2016 has closed SH1 between Seddon and Kaikoura on the East Coast of the South Island.
You can now drive on State Highway 1 or State Highway 7 from Christchurch to Kaikoura - there are time restrictions and some delays.
Before you leave, check for the latest road information from: The NZ Transport Authority website
Accommodation and activities are up and running and most retailers are open. Intercity Buses have now started to travel daily between Christchurch and Kaikoura.