Bus and Coach Services From Waitomo Caves
New Zealand's North Island with its unique 7 unique geographical regions
and diverse natural beauty, from soaring mountain peaks, fiords, lakes,
rivers, native rugged bush, the majestic volcanoes of the North Island's
central plateau to the central North Island skifields of
Turoa by bus and coach from
Caves are a village and cave system forming a
major tourist attraction in the southern Waikato region of the North Island
of New Zealand.
The community of Waitomo Caves itself is very small, though the village has
many temporary service workers living there.
The word Waitomo comes from the Māori language wai meaning
water and tomo meaning a doline or sinkhole; it can thus be
translated to be water passing through a hole. These Caves are
believed to be over two million years old.
Several of the hundreds of limestone caves in the district are sites for
adventure activities, including abseiling into caverns, floating through on
inner tubes, or guided walks or boat trips through spectacular formations or
In addition to sightseeing at Waitomo, there is the popular Museum of Caves
which operates the Visitor Information Centre.
Near the picturesque village there is a walkway, the Ruakuri Bushwalk, which
passes through three short caves and features unusual limestone formations.
There is also a pioneer farm show and horse trekking. Jet boats and
four-wheel-drive motorbikes may be hired.
Travelling from Waitomo Caves is in modern buses and coaches with
InterCity Coachlines operating a fleet
of eco-friendly air conditioned buses with reclining seats and foot
Newmans Coachlines operate premier
services using a fleet of modern eco-friendly air conditioned coaches
featuring reclining seats with foot and head rests and onboard toilet/washroom
InterCity Coachlines operates the
overnight bus service between Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North
and Wellington or vice versa, connecting at
Cook Strait ferry services
between the North and South Islands. The Starlighter service features reclining
seats with foot and head rests, individual reading lights and air conditioning
controls, onboard toilet/washroom facility and makes two
refreshment/comfort stops on route.
If you want to
explore and see New Zealand's unique scenic beauty from Waitomo
there are a range of flexible 'Book As You Go'
bus, scenic coach, ferry travel and
value for money travel.
Your 'Book As You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass, allows
you to travel through out New Zealand on New Zealand's largest regional and
national bus, coach, scenic coach, ferry and sightseeing network, that
includes Cook Strait ferry sailings between the North and South Islands,
sightseeing tours - like dolphin watching cruises in the Bay of Islands and
lots more. Travel is discounted, so you will be saving money, as you travel
plus it gives you total freedom to alter your plans whenever you want.
Set your own itinerary and travel when you want, as your 'Book As
You Go' flexible bus, scenic coach and ferry pass is valid for 12 months so you can
stay a while and leave when you please.