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

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13 hrs
Guided tour

highlights

  • Travel from Auckland through the stunning Waikato countryside.

  • Along the way, see Taupiri, home to several Maori burial grounds & cultural totem poles.

  • Break for coffee at Pirongia, and move to Otorohanga, the “Kiwiana capital of New Zealand.”

  • At the Waitomo Caves, follow your guide through the ancient caves.

  • Step onto a boat for a cruise and see thousands of glowworms sparkling above you.

  • Make a pitstop at Big Bird to meet some friendly native animals. Head to Te Puia, and tour the geothermal and cultural wonders there.

  • See the Pōhutu Geyser, Māori architecture, The National Māori Arts School, geothermal craters.

  • Finish your Rotorua experience with a guided driving tour of its most famous sites; see Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Whangapipiro & the Blue Baths.

  • End your tour with a fully guided return trip to Auckland (with secret stops along the way!).

inclusions

  • Small-group tour

  • Expert guide

  • Entry tickets

  • Bottled water

  • Snacks

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Once you leave Auckland, your journey will take you down south, through the stunning Waikato countryside. This is the most extensive farming area in the world, and your guide will stop for photo ops. You will also pass through Taupiri, home to several Maori burial grounds & cultural totem poles. At Pirongia, pick up some local history, and learn about the New Zealand Wars. Break for coffee, before continuing onwards to Otorohanga. As the “Kiwiana capital of New Zealand,” this charming town is home to all things Kiwi.

Next up is the Waitomo Caves. Follow your guide through the ancient caves and observe the stalactites, stalagmites, and lime columns. Descend even further underground for your glowworm experience. Step onto a boat for a cruise on the grotto river, with thousands of glowworms sparkling above you. It is an experience that cannot be put into words!

On the way to Rotorua, stop outside Big Bird to meet and take photos with some friendly native animals. Head onwards to Te Puia, where you can enjoy a fully guided tour of the geothermal and cultural wonders. These include the Pōhutu Geyser, Māori architecture, The National Māori Arts School, geothermal craters, and the chance to view a kiwi bird in the kiwi viewing house. To finish off the Rotorua experience, go on a guided driving tour of the most famous sites in Rotorua city. See Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) & the Blue Baths. If time permits, you may even visit a special souvenir shop for some discounted shopping and to try manuka honey. End your tour with a fully guided return trip to Auckland (with secret stops along the way!).

know before you go

Important Information

  • Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and take a warm jacket for the glowworm caves guided tour.

Itinerary

  • Auckland

  • Waikato

  • Pirongia

  • Otorohanga

  • Waitomo Caves

  • Big Bird

  • Te Puia Geothermal Park

  • Rotorua city highlights

  • Auckland

Timings

  • Daily: 7:30am onward

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • While booking, please provide the name of your hotel.

  • This is applicable to all hotels in Auckland.

  • If your hotel is not in the pickup zone, you will be provided with the nearest pickup location.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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