We recommend the road trip planner on the New Zealand Tourism site.
It has many options available and a really useful distance calculator. Distance calculator New Zealand.
Make sure you don't plan too much each day as there will be adventures around every corner and you may want to stay longer in some places and just leave a little earlier than planned from others.
For first time visitors check out these road trips: New Zealand Roadtrips
Once you are on the road with a rough plan, add other destinations. Stay put, travel longer, further.
There are i-visitor centres throughout New Zealand and even small towns have them. Stop in here for friendly advice on what to do and see and where to park up. Visitor Information Centres, New Zealand.
You can also contact them ahead of time to help you find out more about your destination. The interactive map gives you full details. New Zealand interactive map.
Ask about freedom camping in the area. It is a must if you haven't experienced it before. You must have full facilities on board and your vehicle must have the self-contained warrant must be displayed. There is a fine if it isn't.
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