There are 2 ways to get from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves by bus or car

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Waitara to Eight Mile Junction Auckland - Central - New Plymouth

$29 - $69

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Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves 168 km

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 1h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. However, there are services departing from Waitara and arriving at Waitomo Township via Eight Mile Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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The distance between Waitara and Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 112 km. The road distance is 168 km.

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The best way to get from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves without a car is to bus which takes 3h 15m and costs $29 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, including transfers.

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Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, depart from Waitara station.

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Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves bus services, operated by InterCity Coachlines, arrive at Eight Mile Junction station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves is 168 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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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 Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
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  • Distance: 111.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand and Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand?

InterCity Coachlines operates a bus from Waitara to Waitomo Glowworm Caves once daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 44m.

Bus operators
InterCity Coachlines
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Waitara to Eight Mile Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
InterCity Coachlines

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