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Waitomo & Rotorua One Way Tour

Waitomo & Rotorua One Way Tour

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Take a full day luxury coach tour from Auckland to Rotorua and visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves along the way. Marvel at the shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms during a Waitomo Caves guided tour. Arriving in Rotorua, see impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, stirring Māori performances and a trip to a working New Zealand farm. This tour ends in Rotorua

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

Highlights

  • Selected hotel pickup
  • Travel aboard a 5-star deluxe coach
  • Waitomo Glow-worm Caves guided tour
  • Rotorua
  • Agrodome guided farm tour
  • Māori concert at Te Puia
  • Guided tour of Te Puia Māori arts & crafts institute
  • View the Pohutu Geyser, Boiling Mud, and other Geothermal activity
  • Drop-off at selected central Rotorua accommodation

Includes

  • Listed hotel/motel pick ups
  • Full tour commentary in English
  • Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese
  • Morning and Afternoon snack
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Admission to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia Maori Cultural Concert
  • Te Puia guided tour
  • Wifi on board

Please Note

  • This is a one-way tour from Auckland to Rotorua. Return transfers to Auckland are not included.
  • 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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Experience New Zealand's rich cultural heritage and the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua, plus a trip through the famous glowworm caves at Waitomo, on this full day sightseeing tour.

Leaving Auckland in the morning, journey through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions while listening to entertaining commentary from your driver guide. Your first stop is in the small town of Waitomo, where you'll enjoy a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Caves.

Travel through these underground limestone caverns, discovered in 1887, and hear how the amazing stalactites, stalagmites, and other weird and wonderful rock formations were formed over a period of 30 million years. Your tour finishes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

Enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request) as we make our way to Rotorua, in the heart of the Central North Island. On the outskirts of the city, we stop at the Agrodome, an organic working farm where you can learn all about farming in New Zealand. Take a tour of the Agrodome farm in an all-terrain vehicle, see how sheep are shorn and watch a live sheep dog trial.

Leaving the Agrodome, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. At Te Puia's marae (meeting house) you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You'll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers.

Next to Te Puia is the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Take a guided tour of its active geysers and boiling mud pools. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. Your tour also includes entry to Te Puia's woodcarving and weaving schools, where you can see apprentices being trained in these traditional skills.The tour concludes in Rotorua, where you can also experience everything from adrenaline rushes like luging and jet boating to nature encounters and relaxing spa treatments. Hotel drop-offs are available.

Useful info: We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.

Availability: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.


Your tour concludes at your nominated hotel or drop-off point in central Rotorua.

06:20-07:15am - Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am - Departure from 102 Hobson St, Auckland
10:15-10:55am - Waitomo Caves Tour
1:15-5:00pm - Rotorua: Agrodome/Te Puia
5:00pm - Drop off Rotorua Accomodation

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