How to find us

Waitomo General Store
Waitomo General Store

We are located on the main Street of Waitomo Caves Village in The General Store.

Our address on Google maps is 15 Waitomo Village Rd, 3977. We recommend that you use a map.

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From Auckland 2 ½ to 3 hours depending on traffic flow
Travel south on highway 1, 10km north of Hamilton you will see a sign for Highway 39 to Otorohanga, take that off ramp and travel south staying on Highway 39 until you reach Otorohanga , turn right onto Highway 3 and travel south for 8km, turn right onto highway 37 at the Waitomo Caves turnoff, travel for 7.5km until you reach Waitomo Caves village.

From Rotorua 2 ½ hours.
A map is highly recommended as there are several options. Travelling through Hamilton is the slowest option and can add 45mins to the stated travel time. The option described below is the most scenic and also the quickest.
Leave Rotorua travelling northwards on Highway 5 you will pass Fairy Springs and Ngongotaha on the way out of town. Before reaching Tirau turn left onto Highway 28. At the end of Highway 28 turn left and go to Putaruru. When you reach the Putaruru roundabout turn right onto Main St, cross the railway line, turn left onto Princess Street then right at a small roundabout onto Arapuni Street. This becomes Arapuni Rd and takes you to Kihi Kihi. Turn left onto State Highway 3, travel south through Otorohanga, drive for another 8km, turn right onto State Highway 37, travel for 7.5 km until you reach Waitomo Village

From Taupo 2 ½ hours
Leave Taupo travelling north on the Thermal Explorer Highway, turn left onto Poihipi Road, continue until the intersection with Tihoi Rd (Highway 32) turn right. Drive on Highway 32 until you reach the intersection with Scott Rd (Highway 30) turn left, follow this road until you reach Te Kuiti. At Te Kuiti join Highway 3 for 10km then turn left onto Highway 37. Travel 7.5 km until you reach Waitomo Caves village.