If you're travelling by road, here are the driving distances and travel times between some of the main locations in the South Island.
The departure point for ferries to Stewart Island is Bluff. Please note the Stewart Island Ferry is for foot passengers only (and doesn't take cars).
Rental cars are available on Stewart Island - see our Rental Services page.
For more details about driving in New Zealand, refer to the DRIVESAFE website, which provides useful information about planning your trip, road rules, signage and some suggestions for driving itineraries.
If you are intending to hire a car, motorbike or campervan, then have a look at the tourist driving quiz website? The 66 questions are the essential Road Code rules you need to know to help keep yourself safe on NZ's roads.