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The Southern Scenic Route, covering 610 km, begins or ends in Dunedin city and travels through Balclutha and The Catlins area to Invercargill city before taking in Riverton, Colac Bay, Tuatapere and the gateways to Fiordland: Manapouri and Te Anau before ending in Queenstown.

This scenic travelling route guides you through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery and rural settings in New Zealand. The journey features contrasting beauty of unique landscapes, from rolling green pastures and native New Zealand forest, to the wild southern coastline and looming mountains.

Section Distance Drving Time
Queenstown - Frankton 7 km 5 min
Frankton - Kingston 40 km 30 min
Kingston - Athol 20 km 15 min
Athol - Five Rivers 23 km 15 min
Five Rivers - Mossburn 20 km 15 min
Mossburn - Te Anau 60 km 45 min
Te Anau - Milford Sound/Piopiotahi 120 km 2 hr 20 min
Te Anau - Manapouri 22km 15 min
Manapouri - Tuatapere 79 km 1 hr
Tuatapere - Riverton/Aparima 48 km 50 min
Riverton/Aparima - Invercargill 38 km 40 min
Invercargill - Bluff 30 km 25 min
Invercargill - Fortrose 46 km 50 min
Fortrose - Tokanui 13 km 10 min
Fortrose - Waikawa (inland route) 32 km 40 min
Fortrose - Waikawa (coastal route partly unsealed) 36 km 45 min
Waikawa - Cathedral Caves 26km 30min
Cathedral Caves - Papatowai 12km 15min
Papatowai - Owaka 26 km 30 min
Owaka - Kaka Point 21 km 20 min
Kaka Point - Balclutha 21 km 20 min
Balclutha - Taieri Mouth 50 km 1 hr
Taieri Mouth - Dunedin 35 km 45 min


See www.southernscenicroute.co.nz for further information.
 
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