There are a number of ways to get to your accommodation from the airport and vice versa. The services are pretty good even if I do say so myself. I've made use of the shuttles for an easy door to door service. Buses, rental cars, limousines and taxis are also available.
Bus travel surely has changed over the years. I remember bumping along
in hard seats with lots of chrome everywhere. Prams used to hang off
the back too - minus the babies of course. Just goes to show how old I
am doesn't it?
Nowadays even the no-frills buses are reasonably comfortable and when
you look at what the premium services have to offer, eg. recliners,
washrooms, video; well, that's the height of luxury isn't it?
If you intend to travel to Rotorua and around New Zealand utilising buses, you have a few options to consider.
Do you want to get from point A to B or,
to take part in tours and sightseeing trips? Do you want to hop on, hop
off? Who has the best long distance bus service… the best price?
Let's have a look at the two main players shall we?
Yes, who would have thought you could visit Rotorua when you're on a
cruise (we're 70km inland). I certainly didn't until recently. Just goes
to show how much I know huh?
If you have the opportunity to pop over, take it. You just can't leave New Zealand without visiting Rotorua. Especially when there are reasonably priced tours with professional drivers/guides who love to create unforgettable experiences. Want my recommendations?
The supplier of choice for Rotorua Travel Secrets is DriveNow, an
Australian owned company. Save time, a heap of money, and get back to
the fun part of travel
planning sooner. Mountains to scale, rivers to vault - you know, that
Harrison Ford kind of thing.
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