# How far is Christchurch from Whakatane?

The distance between Whakatane (Whakatane Airport) and Christchurch (Christchurch Airport) is 448 miles / 721 kilometers / 389 nautical miles.

The driving distance from Whakatane (WHK) to Christchurch (CHC) is 601 miles / 967 kilometers, and travel time by car is about 18 hours 30 minutes.

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## Distance from Whakatane to Christchurch

There are several ways to calculate the distance from Whakatane to Christchurch. Here are two standard methods:

Vincenty's formula (applied above)
• 447.726 miles
• 720.545 kilometers
• 389.063 nautical miles

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

Haversine formula
• 447.863 miles
• 720.766 kilometers
• 389.182 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).

## How long does it take to fly from Whakatane to Christchurch?

The estimated flight time from Whakatane Airport to Christchurch Airport is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

## Flight carbon footprint between Whakatane Airport (WHK) and Christchurch Airport (CHC)

On average, flying from Whakatane to Christchurch generates about 91 kg of CO2 per passenger, and 91 kilograms equals 200 pounds (lbs). The figures are estimates and include only the CO2 generated by burning jet fuel.

## Map of flight path and driving directions from Whakatane to Christchurch

See the map of the shortest flight path between Whakatane Airport (WHK) and Christchurch Airport (CHC).

## Airport information

Origin Whakatane Airport
City: Whakatane
Country: New Zealand
IATA Code: WHK
ICAO Code: NZWK
Coordinates: 37°55′14″S, 176°54′50″E
Destination Christchurch Airport
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
IATA Code: CHC
ICAO Code: NZCH
Coordinates: 43°29′21″S, 172°31′55″E