Distance from New Zealand to Australia

Name New Zealand Australia
Country flag Flag of New Zealand Flag of Australia
Country ISO code NZ / NZL AU / AUS
Continent Oceania Oceania
Continent code OC OC
Capital Wellington Canberra
Total cities 1321 5609
Cost of living Cost of living in New Zealand Cost of living in Australia
DD coordinates -43.374488 / 172.466271 -26.439092 / 133.281323
DMS coordinates -43°22'28.16" S / 172°27'58.57" E -26°26'20.73" S / 133°16'52.76" E
UTM coordinates 59G 618785.67418164 5196553.6153804 53J 328627.65305561 7074543.4108587
Time zone Pacific/Auckland Australia/Canberra
Airports Airports in New Zealand: 148 Airports in Australia: 1749
Straight distance from New Zealand to Australia is 3989 kilometers (2479 miles).
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There are many ways to find how far is New Zealand from Australia, the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula - distance between coordinates: -43.374488 / 172.466271 (NZ) and -26.439092 / 133.281323 (AU).


Find out the distance from New Zealand to Australia using our online calculator to plan your trip with maximum comfort, understanding the NZ to AU distance is also helpful for choosing the most suitable mode of transport.

To learn an answer to the question "How far is New Zealand from Australia?", enter the countries names or opt for our list of cities for each destination. Geographically, your departure coordinates are -43.374488 / 172.466271 while you arrive at -26.439092 / 133.281323. The calculator shows the shortest distance between NZ and AU and illustrates the route as a straight line on the map.

So, how far is it from New Zealand to Australia? The distance is 3989 km / 2479 mil, and it displays remoteness based on the haversine formula, which factors in the spherical shape of the Earth for more precise results.

Also, the service will show you how many hours from New Zealand to Australia by air, car and other modes of transport according to the average speed of each transportation type. For example, the flight time is 4 hours, 44 minutes while the IATA country codes are (NZ to AU).

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Travel time by different modes of transport

Depart from New Zealand (NZ)
Arrives in Australia (AU)
New Zealand to Australia distance 3989 km / 2479 mil
Avg car duration 44 hours, 19 minutes (90 km/h)
Avg bus duration 66 hours, 29 minutes (60 km/h)
Avg train duration 39 hours, 53 minutes (100 km/h)
Avg flight duration 4 hours, 25 minutes (900 km/h)

* Estimated time when driving in a straight line at the same speed.

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People also ask - FAQ

The shortest way from NZ and AU is 3989 kilometers = 2479 miles.
To get from NZ to AU by plane, you need to travel 3989 kilometers = 2479 miles. With an average plane speed of 560 miles, the journey to AU will take about 4 hours, 25 minutes.
You’ll spend approximately 66 hours, 29 minutes travelling from New Zealand (NZ) to Australia (AU), but you also need to factor in possible stops for a night’s rest, food breaks, refueling your car, and others pauses.
Yes, you can travel to New Zealand from Australia provided that the entry regulations are met.