The journey from Rotorua to Tauranga takes approximately 1 hour 35 minutes and travels via Rotorua Airport, Te Puke, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui.

Rotorua to Tauranga buses depart from Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St, and arrive at 92 Willow Street, Tauranga.

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About Tauranga

Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty on the east coast of the North Island. Known for its sunny climate, beautiful sandy beaches and relaxed vibe, Tauranga offers a great mix of cultural attractions and outdoor pursuits.

While you're in Tauranga relax on the beach or at the city's rejuvenated waterfront area. You could also take part in a dolphin watching cruise or luxury harbour cruise.

Take to the skies and enjoy a scenic flight over Tauranga, the Bay of Plenty and New Zealand's only water volcano - White Island. 

McLaren Falls Park, located 20kms from the centre of Tauranga, is an undeniably beautiful park. The park features walking/biking tracks, waterfalls, a beautiful lake and a camping area. You'll most likely want to stay a night here!

Other things you can do while in Tauranga include visiting the Waimarino Adventure Park or jet boating on the Kaituna River, two things thrill-seekers will love!

Alternatively, simply stroll down the main street of Tauranga and enjoy the many eateries and boutique stores in the centre of town. 

It's easy to bus Rotorua to Tauranga on one of InterCity's daily services. If you have a FlexiPass you can use this to travel between the two cities with ease by booking and managing your own travel online.