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There are 2 ways to get from Queenstown to Waimate by bus or car

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Bus, drive  •  3h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Queenstown to Omarama Christchurch - Queenstown
  2. Drive from Omarama to Waimate

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Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Queenstown to Waimate 284.7 km
Queenstown → Waimate

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Waimate is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Waimate is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Waimate is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown to Waimate is to bus and drive which costs $60 - $100 and takes 3h 49m.

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The fastest way to get from Queenstown to Waimate is to drive which takes 3h 19m and costs $85 - $130.

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The distance between Queenstown and Waimate is 191 km. The road distance is 284.7 km.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Queenstown to Waimate, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown to Waimate is 285 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Queenstown to Waimate.

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There are two+ hotels available in Waimate. Prices start at $175 NZD per night.

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  • Distance: 190.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

What companies run services between Queenstown, New Zealand and Waimate, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Queenstown to Waimate. However, you can take the bus to Omarama then take the drive to Waimate. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Waimate.

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