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Waitomo & Rotorua Day Tour with Skyline Gondola

Waitomo & Rotorua Day Tour with Skyline Gondola

Waitomo & Rotorua Day Tour with Skyline Gondola

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This full day luxury coach tour from Auckland is not to be missed. At Waitomo Glowworm Caves, marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms during a magical subterranean boat ride. In Rotorua, see impressive geysers and bubbling mud pools, and hear stirring harmonies at a Māori cultural performance. Ride the Skyline Gondola and enjoy panoramic views of Rotorua and its surroundings, before returning to Auckland in the evening

  • 13 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Travel aboard a luxury 5-star coach
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Travel to Rotorua
  • Skyline Gondola ride
  • Māori Concert at Te Puia
  • Pohutu Geyser, boiling mud and other geothermal activity

Includes

  • Return luxury coach transport from Auckland
  • Listed hotel/motel pick ups and drop-offs
  • Full tour commentary in English
  • Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese
  • Morning snack - fruit salad or muffin
  • Delicious picnic style lunch (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request)
  • Admissions to Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Skyline Gondola, and Te Puia Māori Cultural Concert
  • Te Puia guided tour
  • Free Wifi on board

Please Note

  • Please choose from the 'selection' menu when booking either a Standard or Vegetarian lunch
  • If you would like Multilingual Headsets which provide commentary in Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish, please select this in the ‘optional extras’ menu when booking. They are free of charge
  • We recommend that you wear sturdy shoes and casual clothing.
  • Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegan or Gluten free meal options may also be available on request - Please call 0800 698 687 at least 48 hours before your tour to let us know

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Set off from Auckland down the main state highway, through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. A morning snack will be served en route. Continue through New Zealand´s largest dairy and sheep farming province to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

See huge underground caverns and impressive limestone rock formations during your 45-minute Waitomo Caves guided tour, and finish with a gentle boat ride along an underground stream, drifting past thousands of glow worms lighting up the cave walls.

A packed lunch is served on board the coach as your tour continues from the Waitomo Caves to Rotorua. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Skyline Gondola. Located on the side of Mt Ngongotaha, the gondola will carry you to the summit 487 metres above sea level, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Rotorua and its surroundings.

Rejoin the coach for a visit to Te Puia, home of New Zealand's Māori Arts and Crafts Institute. Your visit will commence with a 40-minute Māori cultural performance. This performance includes a welcome Powhiri, Haka, Poi Dance, and Stick Games. Some members of the audience will be invited to participate in a Haka (war dance).

Following the performance, join a guided tour of Te Puia. Learn the history behind Māori carving, weaving and their pre-European lifestyle. Your final stop in Rotorua is a visit to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley to see the famous Pohutu Geyser, which releases jets of steam up to 30 metres into the air. You'll also see other geothermal features including boiling mud pools, fumaroles and colourful silica deposits.

Your Gray Line luxury tour coach will bring you back to Auckland in the evening, with complimentary selected hotel dropooffs in the central city.

06:20-07:15am - Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am - Tour departs from Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street
10:15am-10:55am - Waitomo Caves guided tour
12:15pm-2:00pm - Skyline Gondola
3:15pm-5:00pm - Te Puia Concert and guided tour
8:10pm - Auckland arrival and hotel drop-offs

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