Driving to and staying in Waitomo
Here are some places to stay and things to do to help you make the most of your Waitomo weekend.
– Plan your trip at waitomo.org.nz
– Visit and stay in the thriving village of Piopio
– A list of Waitomo accommodation
Waitomo is situated within easy reach of the North Island of New Zealand’s main centres. If you are travelling by car from Auckland – please find driving info below to help you plan your journey:
Travel by car from Auckland
Via State Highway 1 & 39 (195km/2hr 45min)
The Waitomo hamlet has limited parking so we are encouraging CARPOOLING as much as possible. If you can, please fill a car with friends and family.
Take State Highway 1 signposted to Manukau/Hamilton
At Horotiu – Exit State Highway 1 and turn right onto State Highway 39 (115km/1hr 19)
Follow State Highway 39 to State Highway 3 in Otorohanga (65km/49min)
Turn right onto State Highway 3 (signs for New Plymouth/Route 3) (7.7km/6min)
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto State Highway 37 (7.1km/6min)
Waitomo is approx 7kms on the left
See map below: