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Picton to Christchurch drive

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Picton to Christchurch road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Picton to Christchurch. If you're planning a road trip to Christchurch, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Picton
drive for about 2 hours

11:58 am  Kaikoura
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:58 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:46 pm  Rangiora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:46 pm
drive for about 37 minutes

4:23 pm  arrive in Christchurch

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Picton, New Zealand.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Kaikoura  (18 answers)


Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Christchurch, New Zealand.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

What are some things to do in Christchurch?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Christchurch. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Christchurch for a first time visitor?  (3 answers)

profile  Marvin from Clemson asked:
What are the best things to do in Christchurch, New Zealand?  (2 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Christchurch.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Christchurch to Picton drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Picton? Try searching for places within 5 hours of Picton.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Picton to Christchurch. Or get a full Picton to Christchurch flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Picton well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Picton!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 210 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 48 minutes
15 Picton travel answers
18 Kaikoura travel answers
42 Christchurch travel answers


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