Top 6 trips from Auckland to Kaikoura

Auckland to Kaikoura
starting from Auckland
2 hours → Matamata
2 hours → Mount Ruapehu
1.5 hours → Palmerston North
2 hours → Wellington
1 hour → Blenheim
6 hours → Kaikoura






14.5 hours of driving
Auckland to Kaikoura via Nelson
starting from Auckland
6 hours → Nelson
52 minutes → Makana Confections
1 hour → Nins Bin
21 minutes → Kaikoura







8.5 hours of driving
Auckland to Kaikoura via Blenheim
starting from Auckland
1 hour → Huntly
54 minutes → Matamata
1.5 hours → Taupo
57 minutes → Tongariro Alpine Crossing
2 hours → Palmerston North
2 hours → Wellington
1 hour → Blenheim
1 hour → Nins Bin
21 minutes → Kaikoura


11 hours of driving
Auckland to Kaikoura via New Plymouth
starting from Auckland
1 hour → Huntly
1 hour → Waitomo Glowworm Caves
57 minutes → Mokau Rd
1 hour → New Plymouth
2 hours → Wanganui
56 minutes → Palmerston North
1 hour → Waikanae
48 minutes → Wellington
57 minutes → Picton
2 hours → Kaikoura

12 hours of driving
Auckland to Kaikoura via Rotorua
starting from Auckland
1.5 hours → Thames
52 minutes → Huntly
54 minutes → Matamata
57 minutes → Rotorua
12 minutes → Rotorua
2 hours → Mount Ruapehu
1.5 hours → Palmerston North
2 hours → Wellington
2.5 hours → Murchison
1.5 hours → Hanmer Springs
2 hours → Kaikoura
15.5 hours of driving
Auckland to Kaikoura via Napier
starting from Auckland
1.5 hours → Hamilton
1.5 hours → Orakei Korako
2 hours → National Aquarium of New Zealand
5 minutes → Napier
2.5 hours → Palmerston North
2 hours → Wellington
57 minutes → Picton
2.5 hours → Murchison
1.5 hours → Hanmer Springs
2 hours → Kaikoura

15.5 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Auckland to Kaikoura, or you can get reverse directions from Kaikoura to Auckland. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Auckland to Kaikoura. Check out other stops like Wellington, Rotorua, Nelson, Taupo, Picton, Napier, Matamata, Blenheim, Hamilton, or New Plymouth. Try starting your trip from Takapuna, Manukau City, North Shore, Waitakere, or Auckland.