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Driving times

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Driving times

Hi. Just wanted some advice on travel times. We are driving from Coromandel to Rotorua and want to stop at Matamata enroute to do the Hobbiton tour. As it is over the Christmas/New Year period, we want to prebook a tour but have had a bit of conflicting info about travel times, firstly from Coromandel to Matamata, then from Matamata to Rotorua.

We don't want to risk missing our tour if we book too early, but also we have a dinner booking in Rotorua and need to be there by 6pm, so don't want to be pushing it from Matamata to Rotorua either...

Any experienced travellers advice would be greatly appreciated.



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1. Re: Driving times

See http://maps.aa.co.nz/#directions

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The travel time from Coromandel to Rotorua via Matamata would be around 3 hrs. You can check it here - distancesfrom.com/nz/…1358110.aspx I had a similar problem and found this website helpful. Hope you benefit from it.

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3. Re: Driving times

Where on the Coromandel will you be? I go up and around the Peninsula every day, and it makes a difference as to where you are. Traffic is getting heavier every day, and I've noticed a big increase in the number of camper vans in the last week.

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