Travel from Auckland to the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a guided tour. Experience the beauty of limestone rock formations and twinkling glowworms and enjoy a boat ride along an underground river through a glowworm-lit cavern.
Departing Waitomo, enjoy a delicious lunch before arriving in Rotorua, New Zealand’s highest city, 305 metres (1000 feet) above sea level and an area of great geothermal activity. Your first stop is the Polynesian Spa. Unwind with a deluxe spa experience, choosing from five mineral hot pools as you enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and views over Lake Rotorua. Surrounded by native flora, natural landscaping and gentle waterfalls, the Polynesian Spa will leave your skin soft and have you feeling revitalised.
After your Rotorua mineral spa experience, you'll be transported to Te Puia to experience Māori culture and geothermal wonders. You'll be welcomed into Te Puia's marae (meeting house) for a concert of traditional song and dance. Be treated to soul-stirring harmonies, Poi dance, Haka, and Tititorea (stick dance). At the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute you'll see master wood carvers and weavers displaying their talents.
Next, see the neighbouring Thermal Valley, home to famous Pohutu geyser, boiling mud pools, vividly coloured landscapes and other geothermal attractions, before boarding your coach for the return journey to Auckland.
06:20-07:15am - Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am - Tour departs from Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
10:15am - 11:00am - Waitomo Caves Tour
13:30pm -14:45pm - Rotorua: Polynesian Spa
3:15pm - 5:00pm - Te Puia Concert, Tour and Snack
8:10pm - Auckland arrival - hotel/motel drop offs