There are 7 ways to get from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves by plane, bus, car or car ferry

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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Travel to Deer Lake, fly to Auckland, bus  •  30h 14m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to Auckland (AKL) YDF - AKL
  3. Take the bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
  4. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Waitomo Township

$1,324 - $3,135

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Bus, car ferry to Sydney, fly to Auckland  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Corner Brook - Confederation Drive Circle K to Port aux Basques - Marine Atlantic
  2. Take the car ferry from Port aux Basques to North Sydney, NS
  3. Fly from Sydney (YQY) to Auckland (AKL) YQY - AKL
  4. Take the bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
  5. Take the bus from Hamilton - Central to Waitomo Township

$1,311 - $2,983

5 alternative options

Travel to Deer Lake, fly to Tauranga, drive  •  29h 34m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to Tauranga (TRG) YDF - TRG
  3. Drive from Tauranga to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

$1,720 - $4,039

Travel to Deer Lake, fly to Rotorua, bus  •  32h 24m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to Rotorua (ROT) YDF - ROT
  3. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

$1,640 - $3,860

Travel to Deer Lake, fly to New Plymouth, bus  •  32h 6m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to New Plymouth (NPL) YDF - NPL
  3. Take the bus from Waitara to Eight Mile Junction

$1,562 - $3,645

Travel to Deer Lake, fly to Taupo, bus  •  32h 52m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to Taupo (TUO) YDF - TUO
  3. Take the bus from Taupo to Rotorua
  4. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

$1,783 - $4,159

Travel to Deer Lake, fly to Whakatane, bus  •  33h 22m

  1. Travel from Bay of Islands to Deer Lake
  2. Fly from Deer Lake (YDF) to Whakatane (WHK) YDF - WHK
  3. Take the bus from Whakatane to Rotorua
  4. Take the bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves

$1,439 - $3,356

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to bus and car ferry and fly which costs $1,100 - $2,600 and takes 2 days 1h.

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The quickest way to get from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to travel and fly and drive which costs $1,400 - $3,500 and takes 29h 34m.

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The distance between Bay of Islands and Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 15658 km.

It takes approximately 30h 14m to get from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Deer Lake Airport to Auckland Airport. The quickest flight takes 30h 5m and has two stopovers.

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 16h 30m ahead of Bay of Islands. It is currently 5:07 AM in Bay of Islands and 9:37 PM in Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

WestJet, United Airlines, Air New Zealand and Air Canada offer flights from Deer Lake Airport to Auckland Airport.

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There are 36+ hotels available in Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
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  • Distance: 15657.8 km
  • Duration: 30h 14m

What companies run services between Bay of Islands, NL, Canada and Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Bay of Islands to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. However, you can take the travel to Deer Lake airport, fly to Auckland, take the walk to Auckland International Airport, take the bus to Hamilton - Central, take the bus to Waitomo Township, then take the walk to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Alternatively, you can take the travel to Deer Lake airport, fly to Tauranga, then take the drive to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Houston
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
33h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $5,500
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via St Johns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Deer Lake to Tauranga via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
31h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,900
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via Toronto, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,900
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via Toronto, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,900
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
31h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $3,900
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
35h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Flights from Deer Lake to Rotorua via St Johns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,600 - $4,000
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
33h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via Toronto, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $4,300
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,600
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via Toronto, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,600
Flights from Deer Lake to New Plymouth via St Johns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,500 - $3,700
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via Toronto, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via Toronto, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
30h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Taupo via St Johns, Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
32h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,700 - $4,200
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Houston
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Montreal, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
31h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,200
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
31h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
31h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Montreal, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
30h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
30h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,800
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
31h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Air Chathams
Website
airchathams.co.nz
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, San Francisco, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $4,000
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, Vancouver, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,400 - $3,400
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare, Auckland
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, Houston, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
Flights from Deer Lake to Whakatane via Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Auckland
Ave. Duration
34h 40m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, San Francisco
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $4,400
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
24h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Houston
Ave. Duration
31h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,300 - $3,100
Flights from Deer Lake to Auckland via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
28h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $3,100
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Houston
Ave. Duration
31h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Montreal, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
31h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Flights from Sydney to Auckland via Toronto, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
32h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,100 - $2,700
Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Auckland International Airport to Hamilton - Central
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Hamilton - Central to Waitomo Township
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Waitara to Eight Mile Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Taupo to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
InterCity Coachlines
Bus from Whakatane to Rotorua
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Rotorua to Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$18 - $27
Flexi
$45 - $65
DRL-LR
Website
drl-lr.com
Bus from Corner Brook - Confederation Drive Circle K to Port aux Basques - Marine Atlantic
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
drl-lr.com
Ferry operators
Marine Atlantic
Phone
+1 800-341-7981
Website
marineatlantic.ca
Car ferry from Port aux Basques to North Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$53
Schedules at
marineatlantic.ca

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