Getting to Waitomo

Discover your own way to go

Waitomo is situated within easy reach of the North Island of New Zealand's main centres.

Hamilton, the heart of New Zealand's dairy farming industry, is the nearest major city lying just 1 hours drive away. New Zealand's largest city Auckland is around 2½ hours (200km) driving distance and the holiday playgrounds of Taupo, Rotorua and Mount Ruapehu are a mere 2 hours from Waitomo.

Depending upon your personal circumstances and preferences, you can choose to travel by private car, self-drive hire car, motorhome or coach.

Getting to Waitomo


To read more about travelling to Waitomo, click on the links below.


  • Bus Tours


    Auckland departing sightseeing tours to Waitomo and Rotorua, daily.

  • Rental Cars


    Get up and go when you want to by rental car. Maui, Britz and Mighty's extensive rental car fleet covers a wide range of vehicle makes and sizes.

  • Kiwi Experience


    Kiwi Experience ranks Waitomo in their "top 10 must see stuff" and their Driver Guides will provide commentary, insights and advice to ensure you get the best value for money, and take the best possible Waitomo experience back home with you.

  • Campervans


    A journey by motorhome allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and travel at your own pace. We offer motorhome options to suit all people and all budgets.