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Distance between Christchurch (CHC) and Wanaka (WKA)

Flight distance from Christchurch to Wanaka (Christchurch Airport – Wanaka Airport) is 184 miles / 297 kilometers / 160 nautical miles. Estimated flight time is 50 minutes.

Driving distance from Christchurch (CHC) to Wanaka (WKA) is 255 miles / 410 kilometers and travel time by car is about 5 hours 2 minutes.

Map of flight path and driving directions from Christchurch to Wanaka.

Shortest flight path between Christchurch Airport (CHC) and Wanaka Airport (WKA).

How far is Wanaka from Christchurch?

There are several ways to calculate distances between Christchurch and Wanaka. Here are two common methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
  • 184.287 miles
  • 296.581 kilometers
  • 160.141 nautical miles

Vincenty's formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points on the earth’s surface, using an ellipsoidal model of the earth.

Haversine formula
  • 183.918 miles
  • 295.988 kilometers
  • 159.821 nautical miles

The haversine formula calculates the distance between latitude/longitude points assuming a spherical earth (great-circle distance – the shortest distance between two points).

Airport information


A Christchurch Airport
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: CHC
ICAO Code: NZCH
Coordinates: 43°29′21″S, 172°31′55″E

B Wanaka Airport
City: Wanaka
Country: New Zealand Flag of New Zealand
IATA Code: WKA
ICAO Code: NZWF
Coordinates: 44°43′19″S, 169°14′45″E

Time difference and current local times

There is no time difference between Christchurch and Wanaka.

Time Difference

Christchurch

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Wanaka

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Carbon dioxide emissions

Estimated CO2 emissions per passenger is 52 kg (115 pounds).

Frequent Flyer Miles Calculator

Christchurch (CHC) → Wanaka (WKA).

Distance:
184
Elite level bonus:
0
Booking class bonus:
0

In total

Total frequent flyer miles:
184

Round trip?