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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland


Visit two of the North Islands most popular attractions in one day - Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia Geothermal Park and Maori Village in Rotorua.


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park & Pohutu
  • Maori Cultural Village and Arts School
  • Rotorua City Highlights
While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it’s our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember. This small group, fully guided day trip combines Nature, Maori culture and two of the top attractions in the North Island together to form the ultimate day trip from Auckland. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.


  • Auckland - Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will set the scene for your adventure and point out and guide you past some of the city’s top highlights.
  • Waikato – We travel south through the stunning Waikato countryside, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way. We will also stop for a quick coffee break at a special location.
  • Pirongia - After passing through rich countryside and learning about some local history and the New Zealand Land Wars we stop in this idyllic little town for a quick coffee break.
  • Otorohanga - Continuing our adventure we enter Otorohanga “The Kiwiana capital of New Zealand”. See all things Kiwi as you pass through this unique and charming town.
  • Waitomo Caves – Arriving at Waitomo you will be guided through the ancient, amazing caves seeing many different cave formations. Then you descend further underground and board your boat for a cruise with thousands of Glowworms sparkling above you. A must see for any traveller.
  • Big Bird – On our way to Rotorua, we stop outside Big Bird to see and meet some of our local friendly animals. These guys know our guides well and even though we do not have time to go inside the park, the friendly animals will often come to the fences for a photo or two, thrilling guests.
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park – At our feature destination, Te Puia, you receive a fully guided tour to see the many geothermal and cultural wonders, and even the chance to view a Kiwi bird. Add optional extras if you choose, the Maori Cultural Performance or Traditional Maori Hangi Buffet Lunch.
  • Rotorua City Highlights – Next is a guided driving tour seeing the most famous sites in Rotorua city including: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) & the Blue Baths.
  • Auckland – Back to Auckland with a fully guided return trip and secret stops along the way.
Adult $349.00
Child $291.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets - Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Te Puia
  • Bottled Water & Snacks
  • Optional extra - Maori Cultural Performance
  • Optional extra - Traditional Hangi Buffet Lunch
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up from Central Auckland hotels & pick up locations (specified locations only)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • 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. No refunds will be given to late or no-show passengers.
  • Child Age is 4 - 14 years. Infants fares are under 4 years old.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$240.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$279.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$279.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

  • Adult$296.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$291.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Emile Saliba from Canada wrote on 02 April 2019

Great guide

Long day but nice guide (Jack)

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Brian from Australia wrote on 30 January 2019

hot trip

excellent experience

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Caroline from United Kingdom wrote on 20 January 2019

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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Katja Malinen from Finland wrote on 20 January 2019


Good guide!

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ARATI PAWAR from India wrote on 11 September 2018

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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