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There are 9 ways to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana by bus, train, car, night bus 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.

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Bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central / ...
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street to Ruatahuna 15a

$92 - $135

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Fly to Napier, bus, drive  •  6 h 50 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

$67 - $209

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Train, bus, drive  •  9 h 22 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 I-Site - Fenton Street to Murupara 15 / ...
  4. Drive from Murupara to Lake Waikaremoana

$84 - $115

Night bus, bus  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the night bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua Auckland - Central - Wellington - Central
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street to Ruatahuna 15a

$92 - $135

Drive  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana 234.8 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Whakatane, drive  •  5 h 34 min

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

$274 - $537

Fly to Gisborne, drive  •  5 h 33 min

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

$114 - $407

Fly to Taupo, drive  •  5 h 42 min

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

$117 - $312

Fly to Rotorua, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Auckland (AKL) to Rotorua (ROT) AKL - ROT
  2. Take the bus from Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street to Ruatahuna

$156 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is to drive which costs $75 - $120 and takes 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Auckland and Lake Waikaremoana is 295 km. The road distance is 375.6 km.

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The best way to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs $140 - $210.

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It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Auckland Airport to Whakatane Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana is 376 km. It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to drive from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana.

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Air Chathams offers flights from Auckland Airport to Whakatane Airport.

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

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The best way to get from Auckland to Auckland Airport is to bus which takes 44 min and costs $18.

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Map of how to get from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Auckland to Lake Waikaremoana via Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street and Ruatahuna in around 8 h 3 min.

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 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 52 min
When
Every day
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
Phone
0800 808 400
Website
kiwirail.co.nz
Train from Auckland Strand to Hamilton
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $65
Schedules at
greatjourneysofnz.co.nz
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $25
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Napier Airport to Putorino
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $21
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Auckland - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
intercity.co.nz
Baybus
Phone
0800 422 928
Email
baybus@corporateconnect.co.nz
Website
baybus.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street to Ruatahuna
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
baybus.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua I-Site - Fenton Street to Murupara
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
baybus.co.nz

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