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Catch a cheap bus Auckland to Rotorua with InterCity Coachlines, with fares from just $1 (+ booking fee). Buses from Auckland to Rotorua depart from the main InterCity bus terminal at 102 Hobson St (Auckland Central) or from Manukau City. The journey takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
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Waitomo Caves is located approximately 135km to the west of Rotorua.
One of New Zealand's most famous tourist destinations, Rotorua captures the best of New Zealand in one place!
Not only is it a geothermal wonderland with boiling mud, geysers and hot pools but it is also home to many thrill and adventure activities. Rich in Maori culture, you have the opportunity to learn of the history of these people, and their culture today.
The Rotorua region has 17 lakes, making it ideal for those who love the water. Fishing, swimming and boating are popular in the summer time, and year round for those who can brave the cool temperatures in winter.
With so much to do and see, from action activities, events, art exhibitions, cafes and restaurants, mountain biking and scenic tours it’s no wonder Rotorua is such a popular destination for both domestic and international visitors.
For urban Rotorua bus services including routes and timetables, visit rdc.govt.nz/GettingAroundRotorua
Sightseeing tours with GreatSights New Zealand travel from Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves. Learn more...
Image: 'Rotorua Museum' by Abaconda, on Flickr