Travelling around the West Coast of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is an experience in itself.
The table below provides travel distances and times as a guideline. The state highways and roads are well maintained but are often winding and offer a wealth of scenic views, so take your time and take it in.
How to get to the West Coast
Distances and times to the West Coast
We've compliled a comprehensive chart showing information on travel distances and travel times within the West Coast and to or from surrounding regional locations. Note: it is a guideline only - Driving times and distances are approximate and allow for rest stops, road conditions, etc.
- Use 100% Pure New Zealand's travel and distance calculator.
- Print the West Coast Distance and Driving Time Calculator (PDF 244KB).
West Coast State Highway and road conditions
For State Highway and Road closure information and road/weather warnings, visit the New Zealand Transport Authority's website for accurate, up to date information on all West Coast roads and to register for On The Move email alerts.
West Coast itineraries
There's something for everyone on the West Coast. Have a look at some of our great itineraries for some ideas: