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Auckland to Waitomo Caves Campervan Itinerary

Seven day hot spring adventure | Auckland — Coromandel — Tauranga — Waitomo Caves

A journey intertwined with the essence of life

Your one week motorhome adventure needs a well-planned itinerary to get the most out of your holiday. Our Auckland to Waitomo Caves trip is full of surprises — and naturally, opportunities to soak in hot water.


Polynesian Spa

From geothermal springs to heated salt water, and natural mineral springs to mud baths, there are many unique locations for soaking those aching muscles.

And if cooler water is your thing, river watering holes, underground cave streams and water slides are also in the mix.


How to get from Auckland to Waitomo Caves

Starting your campervan rental in Auckland, you’ll circumnavigate the Coromandel Peninsula then visit the vibrant cities of Tauranga and Rotorua before exploring the natural wonders of the Waitomo Caves — before returning to Auckland.

The driving distance from Auckland to Waitomo Caves, via the Coromandel and returning to Auckland, is about 800km.


Auckland CBD


Itinerary Highlights

  • Pinnacles walk
  • Driving Creek Railway 
  • The Waterworks
  • New Chums Beach
  • The Lost Spring
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove
  • Mount Maunganui
  • Geothermal activity
  • Natural mineral springs
  • Glowworms
  • Black water rafting
  • Ruakuri walk
  • Volcano cones

Keen to cover less distance while still taking in New Zealand’s incredible natural beauty? Then keep reading and start planning!

And if a seven-day trip to Waitomo Caves from Auckland sounds like you, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.