Run New Zealand

One of our smaller maps and arguably one of the most scenic. With a population of just under 5 million people, New Zealand is small in many ways, but large in scenery and culture. The journey across both the North Island of NZ and the South Island will see you track through 46 towns and cities, pass historic glaciers and magnificent mountains, and complete the 4,710km journey in the famous town of Christchurch.


Cape Reinga 516km

On the Northernmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, you'll find a remote spot where two oceans meet and Maori spirits return to their ancestral homeland.

Coromandel 1,128km

Renowned for its natural beauty, green pastures, misty rainforests and pristine golden beaches, Coromandel is blessed with hundreds of natural hideaways.

Wellington 2,651km

Famous for a vibrant creative culture fuelled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, New Zealand's capital city is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality.

Queenstown 3,749km

The 'adventure capital of the world' and the birthplace of bungy jumping. The list of adventures you can throw yourself into here is massive, with natural beauty everywhere you look.

Christchurch 4,710km

The South Island's largest city is one of the world's most unique destinations, combing heritage with Cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and your finish line at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The Journey

From To Distance KM Cumulative KMs
Auckland Helensville 44 44
Helensville Tapora 66 110
Tapora Ruawai 92 202
Ruawai Opononi 113 315
Opononi Ahipara 81 396
Ahipara Cape Reinga 120 516
Cape Reinga Pukenui 69 585
Pukenui Taupo Bay 84 669
Taupo Bay Paihia 81 750
Paihia Whangarei 70 820
Whangarei Wellsford 81 901
Wellsford Pukekohe 136 1037
Pukekohe Coromandel 131 1168
Coromandel Whangamata 94 1262
Whangamata Tauranga 90 1352
Tauranga Opotiki 135 1487
Opotiki Gisborne 141 1628
Gisborne Wairoa 97 1725
Wairoa Napier 116 1841
Napier Taupo 141 1982
Taupo Awakino 179 2161
Awakino New Plymouth 88 2249
New Plymouth Patea 98 2347
Patea Palmerston North 134 2481
Palmerston North Wellington 170 2651
Wellington Picton (via Ferry) 0 2651
Picton Richmond 104 2755
Richmond Puponga 139 2894
Puponga Karamea 138 3032
Karamea Westport 94 3126
Westport Greymouth 101 3227
Greymouth Ross 66 3293
Ross Fox Glacier 126 3419
Fox Glacier Haast 121 3540
Haast Wanaka 142 3682
Wanaka Queenstown 67 3749
Queenstown Te Anau 170 3919
Te Anau Tuatapere 105 4024
Tuatapere Invercargill 78 4102
Invercargill Kaka Point 149 4251
Kaka Point Dunedin 100 4351
Dunedin Oamaru 111 4462
Oamaru Timaru 85 4547
Timaru Ashburton 77 4624
Ashburton Christchurch 86 4710

Did you know?

  • New Zealand has more golf courses per capita than anywhere else in the world.
  • The clearest lake in the world is Nelson’s Blue Lake, with a visibility of up to 80 meters deep.
  • New Zealand became the first country to give women the right to vote in 1893.
  • Of all the population in the country, only 5% is human. The rest are animals, making it the highest animal to humans ratio in the world.
  • Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb to Everest Summit, is originally from New Zealand.