Trips from Kaikoura to Rotorua

Kaikoura to Rotorua
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Hanmer Springs
1.5 hours → Murchison
2.5 hours → Wellington
2 hours → Palmerston North
1.5 hours → Mount Ruapehu
2 hours → Rotorua






11 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Rotorua via Napier
starting from Kaikoura
5 hours → Napier
2 hours → Taupo
51 minutes → Rotorua
12 minutes → Rotorua







8 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Rotorua via Blenheim
starting from Kaikoura
2 hours → Hanmer Springs
1.5 hours → Murchison
2 hours → Blenheim
45 minutes → Cook Strait
53 minutes → Paraparaumu
1 hour → Palmerston North
1.5 hours → Mount Ruapehu
1 hour → Taupo
56 minutes → Rotorua


11.5 hours of driving
Kaikoura to Rotorua via New Plymouth
starting from Kaikoura
6 hours → Picton
57 minutes → Wellington
48 minutes → Waikanae
1 hour → Palmerston North
56 minutes → Wanganui
1.5 hours → Mount Taranaki
23 minutes → New Plymouth
1 hour → Mokau Rd
57 minutes → Waitomo Glowworm Caves
1.5 hours → Rotorua
12 minutes → Rotorua
15.5 hours of driving

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