Top 7 trips from Kaikoura to Queenstown

Kaikoura to Queenstown
starting from Kaikoura
2.5 hours → Bethels Rd
49 minutes → Ashburton
1.5 hours → Tekapo
60 minutes → Omarama
1.5 hours → Wanaka
1 hour → Queenstown




8 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Queenstown via Arthur's Pass
starting from Kaikoura
2.5 hours → Arthur's Pass
4 hours → Queenstown







6.5 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Queenstown via Fox Glacier
starting from Kaikoura
4 hours → Fox Glacier
2.5 hours → Queenstown







6.5 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Queenstown via Christchurch
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Rangiora
37 minutes → Christchurch
1 hour → Ashburton
43 minutes → Geraldine
54 minutes → Lake Tekapo
1 hour → Omarama
1.5 hours → Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump
22 minutes → Queenstown

8 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Arrowtown via Christchurch
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Rangiora
37 minutes → Christchurch
1 hour → Ashburton
43 minutes → Geraldine
54 minutes → Lake Tekapo
1 hour → Omarama
48 minutes → Lake Hawea
1 hour → Bannockburn
39 minutes → Arrowtown
8.5 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Queenstown via Hanmer Springs
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Hanmer Springs
1 hour → Rangiora
1 hour → Aoraki Balloon Safaris
1 hour → Fairlie
48 minutes → Lake Pukaki
1 hour → Lake Hawea
60 minutes → Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump
22 minutes → Queenstown

8.5 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Queenstown via Hokitika
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Hanmer Springs
2.5 hours → Greymouth
32 minutes → Hokitika
53 minutes → Harihari
2 hours → Haast
1 hour → Minaret Station
57 minutes → Queenstown


10 hours of driving

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Explore alternate routes from Kaikoura to Queenstown, or you can get reverse directions from Queenstown to Kaikoura. Don't forget to factor in the weather. You can check the road conditions from Kaikoura to Queenstown. Check out other stops like Christchurch, Wanaka, Fox Glacier, Arthur's Pass, Hanmer Springs, Hokitika, Tekapo, Punakaiki, Greymouth, or Franz Josef. You can also change your destination to Arrowtown, Coronet Peak, or Ben Lomond.