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How Long to Drive?

Old May 12th 2007, 11:13 pm
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How long would it take in a car to drive from Otumoetai, Tauranga City,
Bay Of Plenty to Auckland City???

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Old May 12th 2007, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by garryhg View Post
How long would it take in a car to drive from Otumoetai, Tauranga City,
Bay Of Plenty to Auckland City???

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according to AA 3hrs 20 mins

http://www.aatravel.co.nz/main/td-calculator.php
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Originally Posted by garryhg View Post
How long would it take in a car to drive from Otumoetai, Tauranga City,
Bay Of Plenty to Auckland City???

Tnx.
I've done it in 2.5 hrs with one coffee stop. That's going via Katikati/Waihi/Paeroa/Ngatea. I'd allow longer if you don't know the road. You also have the option of going via State Highway 29, over the Kaimais (hills) and through Matamata (less coffee/toilet stops available this way). OH says this is an easier drive (better roads) but not much difference timewise.
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It`s between 2-3 hrs but chill out and take as long as you want and enjoy the views .
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Also depends on the time of day, don't do it any time near the infamous AKL rush hours.
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Originally Posted by SavBlancGal View Post
I've done it in 2.5 hrs with one coffee stop. That's going via Katikati/Waihi/Paeroa/Ngatea. I'd allow longer if you don't know the road. You also have the option of going via State Highway 29, over the Kaimais (hills) and through Matamata (less coffee/toilet stops available this way). OH says this is an easier drive (better roads) but not much difference timewise.
Yes we did it mid afternoon - Auck - beachlands area to Tauranga 2 1/2 hours with 1 stop at Paeroa to take photo of the large bottle of L&P and experience the talking toilet
Stunning rainbows (3 at once) and scenery this route!
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that wasn't Lea and Perrins was it? Yuk
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that wasn't Lea and Perrins was it? Yuk
Nooooo L&P is a lovely 'lemon and Paeroa' unique to NZ. Probably high in sugar as it's a fizzy drink. The model bottle on display is huge- house high.
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