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Waitomo and Rotorua (Te Puia) Day Experience from Auckland (Small Group Tour)

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Experience the Geothermal Wonders and Maori Culture of Te Puia (Rotorua) plus the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves all in one day. This combo tour combines two of the best natural attractions in the North Island with our unique culture and even the chance of spotting the Kiwi bird.

Highlights

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park guided tour
  • Pōhutu Geyser
  • Maori Architecture and Maori cultural show option
  • Kiwi bird viewing house
  • Rotorua City Tour

One day tour from Auckland to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and the beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12seater minibus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Waitomo Caves. During the journey to Waitomo you will encounter New Zealand's longest river, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals along the way. Once in Waitomo you will explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your glowworm experience. Board your glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms which are unique for New Zealand for over 120 years above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller.

We will continue our adventure with another fully guided journey south to Rotorua with of course many more attractions to see along the way, including hydro dams, rivers and lots more animals. Once in Rotorua we will guide you past many of its famous and historical sites including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blues Bath, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa. From here we head to one of the most famous attractions in New Zealand, Te Puia Geothermal Park. Once inside the park we stop for lunch and we highly recommend trying the traditional Maori Hangi meal.

After lunch we set off for a fully guided tour around this amazing park to see it's geothermal and cultural wonders. You will see Pōhutu Geyser, Maori Architecture, Maori craft school, geothermal craters, geothermal vents and even the chance to view a kiwi bird in the kiwi viewing house.

Finally, our guides will take you for some discounted souvenir shopping in town before heading back north on a fully guided drive back to Auckland.

Adult $459.00
Child $367.00 (14 and under)

What's included

  • Hotel Pick Ups & Drop Offs (selected hotels in Auckland CBD only)
  • Transport and fully guided tour during travel to locations
  • Entry ticket to Waitomo Glowworm Caves and guided tour
  • Entry ticket to Te Puia Geothermal Park and guided tour
  • Guided tour of Rotorua City
  • Refreshments and Snacks in the bus, discounted souvenir shopping

Duration

  • Allow approximately 13.0 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • The tour must have at least 4 people booked to run. If less than 4 people have booked you will be placed on a waiting list or offered a refund. Cheeky Kiwi Travel does not take responsibility for the weather and we reserve the right to alter the Itinerary or activity if required. Pick up locations include: Adina Apartments, Auckland City Hotel, AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Auckland, Copthorne Hotel, Cordis Hotel, Crowne Plaza Auckland, Fat Camel Backpackers, Grand Mercure Hotel, Grand Millennium Hotel, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Hilton Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, JUCY Snooze, Kiwi International Hotel, M Social Hotel, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Rydges hotel Auckland, Scenic Hotel, Auckland Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand Hotel, Sofitel Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion ApartHotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments, Waldorf St Martins Apartments, Waldorf Tetra Apartments, YHA Auckland City

Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

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All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

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Mon 28 Jan
Tue 29 Jan

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$250.00
  • Child$255.00

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ARATI PAWAR from India wrote on 11 September 2018

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Good! 😊

The tour was good, the tour guide provided us with lots information about NZ which i loves! Both the places, waitomo and rotorua were amazing and a must watch place for everyone; but involves a lot of traveling time!

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Katja Malinen from Finland wrote on 20 January 2019

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Excellent

Good guide!

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Caroline from United Kingdom wrote on 20 January 2019

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Awesome Small Group with excellent Guide

This was a fantastic day. our Guide was knowledgable and fun he obviously had a passion for the country and Maori history. The caves were breathtaking and Rotorua was a spectacular as I imagined with the Cultural experience being and added bonus. Brilliant

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Fei cheng from China wrote on 07 August 2018

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a nice trip

The waitomo cave is really worthy going. The ceiling of the dark cave like a star in the sky.

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Yukako from Japan wrote on 29 May 2018

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Nice trip

There were 6 people,so this tour was friendly, kind and hospitality. When I requested personal hopeness, they responded. Thank you. I would like to join this tour again.

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From Waitomo and Rotorua (Te Puia) Day Experience from Auckland (Small Group Tour)

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