The North Island: 10-15 days of road trip.

J. Auckland to B. Paihia
               230 Km   3 hours 10 mins

B. Paihia to C. Cape Reinga
               210 km   2 hours 50 mins

C. Cape Reinga to D. Whangarei
               270 Km   2 hours 05 mins

D. Whangarei to J. Auckland
                160 km    2 hours 17 mins

E. Auckland to F. Rotorua
                430 Km   6 hours 40 mins  

F. Rotorua to G. Ohakume
                210 km   2 hours 30 mins

G. Ohakume to H. Wellingtown
                290 Km   3 hours 30 mins

H. Wellingtown to I. New Plymouth
                350 km   4 hours  30 mins

I. New Plymouth to J. Auckland
                360 Km   4 hours 30 mins
In green Hamilton to Matamata (Hobbiton village)
                60 Km   55 mins

The tour of the 2 islands in +30 days

Combination of North and South Island road trips.
Plan the ferry crossing from Wellington to Picton
(or vice versa) for a period of around 3 hours or 3 hours 30 depending on the company.

The South Island: 15-20 days of road trip.

A. Christchurch to B. Dunedin
               360 km   4 hours 40 mins
B. Dunedin to C. Te Anau
               289 km   3 hours 25 mins

C. Te Anau to D. Queenstown
               270 Km   2 hours 05 mins

D. Queenstown to E. Wanaka
                69 km    1 hour 4 mins

E. Wanaka to F. Lake Tekapo
                200 Km   2 hours 20 mins
F. Lake Tekapo to Oxford
                230 km   2 hours 30 mins

Oxford to G. Greymouth
                206 Km   2 hours 40 mins

G. Greymouth to H. Motueka
                372 km   4 hours  50 mins

H. Motueka to I. Blenheim
               183 km   2 hours 50 mins

I. Blenheim to J. Akaroa
               400 Km   4 hours 15 mins

In black road trip Dunedin - Te Anau via Invercargill and in Wanaka - Greymouth via the Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier

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When leave?

  1. Summer is the best period from December to February
  2. Autumn with a beautiful day but cooler
  3. Very rainy winter especially in the south
  4. Spring still some rains