There are 8 ways to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana by bus, car, train or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua to Murupara 15
  3. Drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana

$31 - $62

7 alternative options

Train, bus, drive  •  10 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Auckland Strand to Hamilton
  2. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
  3. Take the bus from Rotorua to Murupara 15
  4. Drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana

$86 - $119

Drive  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana 236 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Gisborne, drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Gisborne (GIS) AKL - GIS
  2. Drive from Gisborne to Lake Waikaremoana

$109 - $413

Fly to Taupo, drive  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Taupo (TUO) AKL - TUO
  2. Drive from Taupo to Lake Waikaremoana

$113 - $318

Fly to Whakatane, drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Whakatane (WHK) AKL - WHK
  2. Drive from Whakatane to Lake Waikaremoana

$270 - $543

Fly to Napier, bus, drive  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Napier (NPE) AKL - NPE
  2. Take the bus from Napier Airport to Putorino
  3. Drive from Putorino to Lake Waikaremoana

$64 - $215

Fly to Rotorua, bus, drive  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Rotorua (ROT) AKL - ROT
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua Central Mall to Murupara
  3. Drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana

$90 - $276

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is to bus and drive which costs $45 - $95 and takes 8 h 49 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is to fly and drive which costs $400 - $850 and takes 5 h 29 min.

More details

The distance between Auckland and Lake Waikaremoana is 295 km. The road distance is 377.6 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana, including transfers.

More details

The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Gisborne Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

Search flights

Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is 378 km. It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to drive from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana.

Get driving directions

Air New Zealand offers flights from Auckland Airport to Gisborne Airport.

Search flights

There are one+ hotels available in Lake Waikaremoana. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 24 min and costs $12 - $27.

More details

Map of how to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 49 min

What companies run services between Auckland, New Zealand and Lake Waikaremoana, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana. However, you can take the bus to Rotorua, take the bus to Murupara, then take the drive to Lake Waikaremoana. Alternatively, you can take the train to Hamilton, take the walk to 9 Queens Ave, take the line 3 bus to Hamilton Transport Centre, take the walk to Hamilton - Central, take the bus to Rotorua, take the bus to Murupara, then take the drive to Lake Waikaremoana.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Auckland to Gisborne
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $360
Flights from Auckland to Gisborne via Wellington
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Flights from Auckland to Taupo
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Auckland to Napier
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Napier via Wellington
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $550
Flights from Auckland to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Auckland to Whakatane
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $260
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Auckland to Napier
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
KiwiRail Northern Explorer
Website
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Schedules at
kiwirailscenic.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $27
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Napier Airport to Putorino
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Baybus
Phone
0800 422 928
Email
baybus@corporateconnect.co.nz
Website
baybus.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Murupara
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
baybus.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua Central Mall to Murupara
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
baybus.co.nz

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Which side of Niagara Falls should I choose (and how do I get there)?, Heading to Europe? Read this before you buy a Eurail Pass and Italian Lakes: Getting around by train - to help you get the most out of your next trip.