Trips from Rotorua to Kaikoura

Rotorua to Kaikoura
starting from Rotorua
1 hour → Taupo
1 hour → Mount Ruapehu
1.5 hours → Palmerston North
2 hours → Wellington
6 hours → Nelson
1.5 hours → Murchison
1.5 hours → Hanmer Springs
2 hours → Kaikoura



16.5 hours of driving
Rotorua to Kaikoura via Blenheim
starting from Rotorua
1 hour → Taupo
57 minutes → Tongariro Alpine Crossing
2 hours → Palmerston North
1 hour → Paraparaumu
53 minutes → Cook Strait
45 minutes → Blenheim
1 hour → Nins Bin
21 minutes → Kaikoura


8 hours of driving
Rotorua to Kaikoura via New Plymouth
starting from Rotorua
1.5 hours → Waitomo Glowworm Caves
57 minutes → Mokau Rd
55 minutes → Beltroad Seaside Holiday Park
12 minutes → New Plymouth
2 hours → Wanganui
56 minutes → Palmerston North
1 hour → Waikanae
48 minutes → Wellington
57 minutes → Picton
2 hours → Kaikoura
11.5 hours of driving
Rotorua to Kaikoura via Napier
starting from Rotorua
1 hour → Taupo
1.5 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

13.5 hours of driving

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