Distance from Christchurch to Nelson

Distance is 257 kilometers or 160 miles or 139 nautical miles

The distance is the theoretical air distance (great circle distance). Flying between the two locations' airports can be a different distance, depending on airport location and actual route chosen.

Map - Shortest path between Christchurch and Nelson

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  • Location for Nelson
The map is using a projection that makes land and oceans much wider near the south and north poles. The heading/course/bearing during a flight varies in most cases. Map based on image from NASA.

Heading from Christchurch

Latitude: 43° 32' South
Longitude: 172° 37' East
Initial heading:12.5°North-northeastNorth-northeast
Final heading:12.1°North-northeastNorth-northeast

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Heading from Nelson

Latitude: 41° 16' South
Longitude: 173° 17' East
Initial heading:192.1°South-southwestSouth-southwest
Final heading:192.5°South-southwestSouth-southwest

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Local time comparison

LocationLocal time
Christchurch (New Zealand)Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:38:13 PM
Nelson (New Zealand)Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:38:13 PM

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