Distances Around our Region

The following information is intended to help give you a feel for the distances and travel times between key locations around our region. Remember, you won't find any traffic jams in our region so our roads are usually clear, and the wide open spaces of natural countryside help make the journey a pleasant, scenic one.  

Invercargill - Dunedin
Distance: 206 km/ 128 miles  Drive Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Invercargill - Queenstown
Distance: 187km / 115 miles   Drive Time: 2 hours 15 min

Invercargill - Te Anau
Distance: 153 km / 95 miles   Drive Time: 2 hours

Invercargill - Milford Sound
Distance: 270 km / 168 miles   Drive Time: 3hours 15 min

Queenstown - Wanaka
Distance: 70km / 43 miles   Drive Time: 1 hour

Dunedin - Wanaka
Distance: 280km/ 174 miles    Drive Time: 3 hours 30 min

Dunedin - Queenstown
Distance: 280km / 174 miles   Drive Time: 3 hours 30 mins

Dunedin - Christchurch
Distance: 360 km / 224 miles   Drive Time: 4 hours 30 min

Our Region's Main Airports:
Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown
NB: Smaller aircraft (eg 66-seat ATR) are often used for domestic flights around NZ in addition to Boeing 737s

Flights from the Otago Southland region:

The airport in Invercargill is just a 10 minute drive from the city centre and the airport in Dunedin is a 30 minute drive from the city centre.

From - To Travel Time
Dunedin - Christchurch: 55 mins
Dunedin - Wellington: 1 hour 10 mins
Dunedin - Auckland: 1 hour 40 mins
Invercargill - Christchurch: 1 hour 10 mins
Invercargill - Wellington: 1 hour 50 mins
Invercargill - Stewart Island: 20 min
Queenstown - Christchurch: 1 hour
Christchurch - Auckland: 1 hour 20 mins
Christchurch - Wellington: 45 mins