InterCity operates daily services between Napier and Rotorua.

The journey takes approximately 3 hours 30 minutes, with buses leaving from the InterCity Napier bus stop at 12 Carlyle Street and arriving in Rotorua outside the i-SITE at 1167 Fenton St.

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About Rotorua

Rotorua is a must-see for visitors to New Zealand because it combines so many uniquely 'Kiwi' experiences and activities. Here you can get a taste of Māori culture, see amazing geothermal activity, experience New Zealand agriculture and throw yourself into crazy adventure sports all in one place.

The centre of the North Island is a hotbed of former volcanic activity, with steam rising from the ground almost everywhere you look. Visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley or Waiotapu to see the full picture - vividly coloured ponds, shooting geysers and the famous boiling mud pools. At Te Puia you can learn about New Zealand's Māori culture with cultural performances and a tour of carving and weaving workshops where traditions and skills are being passed on to the next generation.

Get up close to more of New Zealand's natural wonders at Rainbow Springs, home to a wide range of native flora and fauna including the kiwi, New Zealand's national bird. Rotorua is surrounded by fertile farmland - visit the Agrodome for a taste of rural life and see sheep being shorn and farm dogs showing off their skills. Or if you're a thrillseeker, Agroventures offers the opportunity to fly through the air, speed through water on a jet boat or freefall in an outdoor wind tunnel!

For urban Rotorua bus services including routes and timetables, visit Rotorua Lakes Council.