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getting to waitomo

Mumbai, India
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6 reviews
getting to waitomo

hey,if i want to plan a day trip to waitomo to see the caves,would it be closer (and more economical )to get there from auckland or rotorua or taupo?also is thr a intercity bus that takes us to waitomo from any of these cities?or any other economical means of transport?will be going there in sept.thanks.

Christchurch, New...
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for Zhuhai, Christchurch, South Island
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450 reviews
1. Re: getting to waitomo

Intercity offer an Akl-Waitomo-Rotorua one way trip through Great Sights. This is the most popular way of doing it instead of backtracking. Naked Bus also offer seat from AKL to Waitomo Caves.

Edited: 30 May 2011, 20:30
Singapore, Singapore
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2. Re: getting to waitomo


Waitomo is equidistant from Rotorua and Taupo (`140kms) and farther from Auckland (190kms). Just as Zhuhai has suggested, there is a AKL-Waitomo-Rtr bus; alternatively depending on the number of people traveling with you, you can rent a car, drive to Waitomo and then drive to Rotorua on the same day (which is what I did, total of around 5 hours driving through the day).

3. Re: getting to waitomo

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