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jcr1
25-07-2009, 02:52 PM
We have an engagement party in Dunedin, towards the end of August and, so we would have the opportunity to see new country, thought we would drive rather than fly.
How long would this take, can anyone please tell me?

davidmmac
25-07-2009, 03:06 PM
Google maps says it will take 9 and a 1/2 hours, but as I have no experience on the time to travel between Picton and Dunedin, I cannot confirm if this is correct.

Sweep
25-07-2009, 03:20 PM
9 hours and 26 minutes depending where you are in Picton and where you want to get to in Dunedin.

Drive 691 Km - about 9 hours 26 mins
1.Starting from Picton, go east on Dublin St
2.Go right onto Auckland St
3.After 0.3 Km go right onto Wairau Rd
4.After 0.4 Km go left onto Nelson Sq
5.After 0.2 Km go left onto Wairau Rd
6.After 1.0 Km go straight onto Sh 1
7.After 24.7 Km go straight onto Grove Rd
8.After 0.8 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Grove Rd
9.After 0.3 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Sinclair St
10.After 0.3 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Main St
11.After 1.0 Km go straight onto Sh 1
12.After 22.6 Km go straight onto Mills St
13.After 0.9 Km go straight onto Sh 1
14.After 93.9 Km go straight onto Kincaid Rd
15.After 4.6 Km go straight onto Athelney Rd
16.After 2.8 Km go straight onto Beach Rd
17.After 2.6 Km go straight onto Churchill St
18.After 1.2 Km go straight onto Sh 1
19.After 25.8 Km go straight onto Hundalee Rd
20.After 9.9 Km go straight onto Parnassus Rd
21.After 31.0 Km go straight onto Hall St
22.After 0.8 Km go straight onto Domett Rd
23.After 18.1 Km go straight onto Greta Rd
24.After 15.4 Km go straight onto Omihi Rd
25.After 21.8 Km go straight onto Glasnevin Rd
26.After 9.4 Km go straight onto Carters Rd
27.After 2.4 Km go straight onto Ashworths Rd
28.After 9.2 Km go straight onto Main North Rd
29.After 13.8 Km go straight onto Christchurch Northern Mwy
30.After 10.3 Km go straight onto Main North Rd
31.After 1.7 Km go right onto Johns Rd
32.After 5.5 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Johns Rd
33.After 1.4 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Russley Rd
34.After 0.8 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Russley Rd
35.After 0.8 Km go into roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Russley Rd
36.After 3.3 Km go straight onto Masham Rd
37.After 0.7 Km go straight onto Carmen Rd
38.After 2.0 Km go right onto Main South Rd
39.After 47.2 Km go straight onto Bridge St
40.After 0.9 Km go straight onto Rakaia Hwy
41.After 25.5 Km go straight onto Main South Rd
42.After 0.1 Km go right onto West St
43.After 1.1 Km go into roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto West St
44.After 1.4 Km go straight onto East St
45.After 0.2 Km go straight onto Hinds Hwy
46.After 0.8 Km go straight onto Archibald St
47.After 2.2 Km go straight onto Hinds Hwy
48.After 13.3 Km go straight onto Peters St
49.After 1.3 Km go straight onto Rangitata Hwy
50.After 15.2 Km go straight onto Orari-Rangitata Hwy
51.After 12.5 Km go straight onto Temuka-Orari Hwy
52.After 10.2 Km go straight onto King St
53.After 1.7 Km go straight onto Vine St
54.After 1.0 Km go straight onto Timaru-Temuka Hwy
55.After 11.4 Km go straight onto Hilton Hwy
56.After 2.9 Km go straight onto Evans St
57.After 2.7 Km go straight onto Theodosia St
58.After 1.1 Km go straight onto Craigie Ave
59.After 1.2 Km go right onto King St
60.After 1.1 Km go straight onto Timaru-Pareora Hwy
61.After 9.7 Km go straight onto Main South Rd
62.After 48.9 Km go straight onto Innes St
63.After 0.4 Km go straight onto Main South Rd
64.After 1.5 Km go straight onto Glenavy-Hilderthorpe Rd
65.After 7.7 Km go straight onto Hilderthorpe-Pukeuri Rd
66.After 5.4 Km go straight onto Pukeuri-Oamaru Rd
67.After 4.1 Km go straight onto Thames Hwy
68.After 2.9 Km go straight onto Thames St
69.After 1.0 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thames St
70.After 0.1 Km go into roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Thames St
71.After 0.1 Km go right onto Severn St
72.After 1.3 Km go straight onto Wansbeck St
73.After 1.2 Km go straight onto Oamaru-Alma Rd
74.After 3.1 Km go straight onto Alma-Maheno Rd
75.After 7.9 Km go straight onto Main Rd
76.After 1.3 Km go straight onto Maheno-Herbert Rd
77.After 6.3 Km go straight onto Otepopo St
78.After 2.8 Km go straight onto Herbert-Hampden Rd
79.After 9.4 Km go straight onto London St
80.After 1.1 Km go straight onto Liverpool St
81.After 0.7 Km go straight onto Hampden-Palmerston Rd
82.After 22.8 Km go straight onto Ronaldsay St
83.After 2.2 Km go straight onto Palmerston-Waikouaiti Rd
84.After 8.5 Km go straight onto Sh 1
85.After 2.8 Km go straight onto Main Rd
86.After 1.9 Km go straight onto Waikouaiti-Waitati Rd
87.After 20.3 Km go straight onto Northern Mwy
88.After 15.4 Km go straight onto Pine Hill Rd
89.After 0.9 Km go straight onto Cumberland St Nth
90.After 1.3 Km go right onto Albany St
91.After 0.2 Km go left onto George St
92.After 0.9 Km go left onto The Octagon
93.Continue for 0.0 Km along The Octagon to Dunedin, Dunedin City Centre, Dunedin

To: Dunedin, Dunedin City Centre, Dunedin

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results.

seltsam
25-07-2009, 03:25 PM
Using Garmin's Mapsource and the locally produced NZOGPS maps gives around 8 hours and 700 km, depending on settings chosen (prefer highways, fastest time). Assumes no stops, even for traffic lights! :eek:

Scouse
25-07-2009, 03:28 PM
Two days. Take a break to enjoy Kaikoura, another, perhaps overnight, to check out a little of Christchurch, take a look at Timaru and enjoy the old buildings of Oamaru. I always think that its a wasted journey if you don't take in some of the places you're passing through. Welcome to paradise.

Sweep
25-07-2009, 03:45 PM
The best way to go Scouse!!

gary67
25-07-2009, 04:17 PM
A week to do it justice or take the train from Picton avoids all that stress of driving

BobM
25-07-2009, 04:40 PM
Also don't forget a copy of Billy T's South Island rules. :lol: :lol:

WalOne
25-07-2009, 04:49 PM
How long would this take, can anyone please tell me?

How long is a piece of string, how long do you want to take?

Personally, I always thought SH1 along the Kaikoura coast inspiring for the first time, but once you hit the Canterbury plains at Cheviot, it's boring as. I'd recommend go through Nelson, down the West Coast, and at Haast, inland to Lake Wanaka, Queenstown, then a bit of a dog leg route to Dunedin. Allow three days to do the tourist thing on the way. If you don't have the time for that Tiki Tour, I'd still go via Nelson, then through either Hamner Springs, or through Arthurs Pass. Whatever your choice, you'll see some amazing country, have a safe and enjoyable trip.

robsonde
25-07-2009, 06:09 PM
Two days. Take a break to enjoy Kaikoura, another, perhaps overnight, to check out a little of Christchurch, take a look at Timaru and enjoy the old buildings of Oamaru. I always think that its a wasted journey if you don't take in some of the places you're passing through. Welcome to paradise.

+ 1

Scouse
25-07-2009, 06:31 PM
Hi jcr1. A further two-cents worth. When I lived in Wellington I would travel down the east coast. Now that I have livd twenty years near Nelson I can't remember when I last went down the east coast.
WalOne touches a series of trips near to my heart. I go south regularly and go either down the middle as suggested or down the West Coast.
Anyway - on a practical thought. If you take your car on the ferry, you have to be at the terminal at least one hour before sailing. Then you have more than three hours sailing. Add that to your initial travel time to Wellington (if any) and then Google's nine and a half hours - boy you'd be on your chinstrap long before you got to Dunedin. Enjoy.

Cicero
25-07-2009, 06:36 PM
A week to do it justice or take the train from Picton avoids all that stress of driving

Thats a good idea and walk at the other end,good for you.

jcr1
25-07-2009, 08:38 PM
Thanks for all the responses. Gives me an idea about how we should do it.
Time is a limiting factor, as it's right in our "busy time". But I really would like to see the country south of Christchurch (Oamaru is one that interests me).

I know the top of the South fairly well as our son was sharemilking there for a few years and we'd travel down about twice a year, to; Havelock, then Karamea and finally to Kaikoura. We always had a fantastic time when we were down there, really liked it.

I don't really know the rest of the Sth. Island that well. Flown into Queenstown and Wanaka and toured around that area a bit, but that's about it.

mikebartnz
25-07-2009, 08:45 PM
Two days. Take a break to enjoy Kaikoura, another, perhaps overnight, to check out a little of Christchurch, take a look at Timaru and enjoy the old buildings of Oamaru. I always think that its a wasted journey if you don't take in some of the places you're passing through. Welcome to paradise.
Totally agree with that. Years ago went down to walk the Milford track with a couple of guys and we basically travelled from the Wairarapa straight down to the Milford track and back and I thought what a waste when the whole trip should have been done over about ten days.