Am I missing something here (or misunderstanding)? The Intercity fare from Auckland to Rotorua is $23 NZD. The Intercity bus fare from Auckland to Waitomo Caves (a comparable distance) is $102 NZD. The Intercity bus fare from Waitomo Caves to Rotorua is $81 NZD. Neither of these fares appears to include entry to the caves - that is extra. So as I'm underdstanding it, in order to stop over for the night at Waitomo, the bus fare alone increases $160 NZD. Other than picking up a rental car is there another less expensive way to get from Auckland to the Caves (with an overnight) to Rotorua? Thanks TAers!