Driving times to Waitomo

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 just 1-hour drive away. New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, is around 2½ hours (202km) driving distance and the holiday playgrounds of Taupo, Rotorua and Mount Ruapehu are under 2 hours from Waitomo.

Auckland to Waitomo 202 km | 125 mi 2.5 hours
Hamilton to Waitomo 71 km | 44 mi 1 hour
Matamata(Hobbiton) to Waitomo 83 km | 52 mi 1.25 hours
Rotorua(Te Puia) to Waitomo 147 km | 91 mi 2 hours