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Join us for an incredible journey to discover New Zealand's stunning geothermal regions, traditional Māori culture and the world famous Waitomo Caves...

Highlights

  • Take a guided tour through the Waitomo Caves
  • Enjoy an exciting Gondola ride in Rotorua and discover its historic landmarks
  • Watch a traditional Maori concert and haka performance
  • Discover local artists work at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute
  • See geysers and boiling mud pools at Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley
  • Enjoy luxury coach travel with informative commentary

Prepare for a truly remarkable day out aboard our deluxe coach as we head toward the magnificent geothermal regions of Waitomo and Rotorua.

You'll soak up views of New Zealand’s largest farming region before we arrived at the renowned Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where you’ll enjoy a 45-minute tour of amazing limestone caves and drift in a boat through the Glowworm Grotto full of thousands of glowworms.

We'll then visit Rotorua, known as the cultural melting pot of New Zealand, where you'll discover some of its fascinating historic landmarks and then take an exciting trip on the Skyline Gondola with spectacular panoramic views over Lake Rotorua and the city.

At Te Puia, you’ll be welcomed into the marae (Māori meeting house) by way of a traditional Māori concert and the thrilling haka (war dance) and you'll see artists at work creating traditional wood carvings and weaving at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute.

Our final stop is at the amazing Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - home to the famous Pohutu geyser, as well as fumaroles, and boiling mud pools - a great way to end the day!

Departures: 7.30am (be ready for boarding at 07.15am) from InterCity Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland, Ends 8.15pm (approx).

Please Note: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from Auckland inner city hotels. If required please provide hotel details upon check-out and confirm departure details with the tour operator directly after booking.

Adult $337.00
Child $168.00

What's included

  • Luxury return coach travel
  • Waitomo Caves entrance and guided tour
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Te Puia entrance and guided tour
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks
  • Entry to Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 days duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge. Please add infants details in the special requirements box upon check-out.
  • Extras persons can be booked upon check-out.

Available Bookings from December 10 to December 16

Change Dates

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

7:30 a.m.
Mon 10 Dec
Tue 11 Dec
Wed 12 Dec
Thu 13 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Sat 15 Dec
Sun 16 Dec

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

7spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

11spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

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

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Bharti from United Kingdom wrote on 12 June 2017

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Loved the tour Rotorue

Our journey to Rotorue and wotama caves was awesome, we loved every bit of our journey, our coach driver Binny made the journey fun and was cracking funny jokes. I would recommwnd it to my friends and family

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From Waitomo & Rotorua Full Day Tour With Skyline Gondola Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Bharti, Thank you for the review, it's great to hear you loved our day tour so much. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely words to our driver. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Christine from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2016

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Fabulous Tour and Driver

Our tour driver was Rob and he was just fabulous! Very informative, spoke very clearly and was a super safe driver. Waitomo Caves were magical, Gondola was fun and racing down the luge was lots of fun. The show at Te Puea was a great cultural experience and seeing the geysers and bubbling mud was just grand. Even saw 2 kiwis in the kiwi house there. The bus is comfortable and warm. Even better, the food served is delicious - cafe style chicken wrap, carrot cake, apple and juice for lunch and a chicken croissant and cookies for snack on the way home. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a "sample" of Rotorua and Waitomo.

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Emily from Australia wrote on 17 January 2018

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Excellent trip!!!

The trip was absolutely perfect, the driver fills you in with heaps of facts on the way down! Everything was planned and ran smoothly, so you could just sit back and relax! Absolutely recommend to everyone, perfect experience and it is a must do when in New Zealand!!

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Kia ora Emily, I'm glad you were able to sit back and relax with us! That's the beauty of booking a day tour. Thanks for sharing. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Camilla Blasius from Australia wrote on 10 March 2017

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First experience in NZ

I was lucky to get a discount ticket from Bookme and I truly enjoyed the whole trip. The driver for my trip seem to know so much about all the places and the history. He talked throughout the entire trip. Seeing Te Puia, the mud pools and Pohutu Geyser was amazing. Learning about Maori culture and being in the Skyline Gondola were first experiences for me. The beautiful sceneries along the way is fantastic and there is time for a stop at Hamilton to use the restroom or pick up something to eat.I was lucky enough to also see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in just one trip.

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Kia ora Camilla, It's great to hear you enjoyed Rotorua and Waitomo Caves, they're both such beautiful places! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. Esther and the team at InterCity Group.

Fred Schneck from United States wrote on 09 December 2018

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Lots of things to do with little time.

Tour was fine but had very little time to shop and enjoy a 3 ride deal on mountain luge.

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