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Christchurch to Kaikoura drive

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Christchurch to Kaikoura road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Christchurch to Kaikoura. If you're planning a road trip to Kaikoura, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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11:00 am  start in Christchurch
drive for about 27 minutes

11:27 am  Rangiora
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 2 hours

2:16 pm  Kaikoura
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:16 pm
drive for about 20 minutes

3:35 pm  arrive in Kaikoura

driving ≈ 2.5 hours

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What are some things to do in Kaikoura?

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Kaikoura to Christchurch drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Christchurch? Try searching for places within 2.5 hours of Christchurch.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Christchurch to Kaikoura. Or get a full Christchurch to Kaikoura flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Christchurch well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Christchurch!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 113 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 37 minutes
42 Christchurch travel answers
18 Kaikoura travel answers


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