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The Road to Milford Sound Te Anau to Milford Road

Driving Times

If you're travelling by road, here are the driving distances and travel times between some of the main locations in the South Island.

For more details about driving in New Zealand, refer to the DRIVESAFE website, which provides useful information about planning your trip, road rules, signage and some suggestions for driving itineraries.

If you are intending to hire a car, motorbike or campervan, then have a look at the tourist driving quiz website? The 66 questions are the essential Road Code rules you need to know to help keep yourself safe on NZ's roads.

  Dunedin Queenstown Milford Sound Te Anau Manapouri Invercargill Bluff
Christchurch 362 km 486 km 773 km 652 km 652 km 579 km 609 km
5h 7h 15m 11h 35m 9h 15m 9h 15m 8h 10m 8h 40m
Bluff 247 km 217 km 308 km 182 km 152 km 30 km  
3h 30m 3h 05m 4h 25m 2h 35m 2h 10m 25m  
Invercargill 217 km 187 km 278 km 152 km 158 km    
3h 10m 3h 4h 45m 2h 25m 2h 25m    
Manapouri 290 km 170 km 143 km 22 km      
4h 15m 2h 45m 2h 50m 30m      
Te Anau 290 km 170 km 121 km        
4h 45m 2h 45m 2h 30m        
Milford Sound 411 km 291 km          
6h 35m 5h 05m          
Queenstown 283 km            
4h 25m