Waitomo Caves and Rotorua 2 Day Tour

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What To Expect

Discover Waitomo Caves and the geothermal regions of Rotorua in 2 days! Visit the traditional sights such as such as the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Agrodome Farm, and Te Puia on the first day, and explore the areas at your leisure on the second day.

Specifications

Type:
Multiday Tours from Auckland
Departs From:
Auckland
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or Hobson Street*
Duration:
2 days / 1 night
Availability:
daily at 7:30 AM
Product Code:
10772
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Visit two of New Zealand's most famous destinations in 2 days!

Day 1: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Travel the main Southern Highway through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. Visit Waikato, New Zealand's largest dairy and sheep farming province. Travel the outskirts of Hamilton City, via small farming settlements towards the King Country, birth place of the Maori Monarchy.

A trip to New Zealand will not be complete without a visit to the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. See hundreds of limestone formations and the Arachnocampa luminosa glow-worm, unique to New Zealand. This experience is made even more magical by drifting silently on a boat through a Glow Worm Cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glow worm lights.

Then, continue on to Cambridge. Drive through what was the main frontier settlement for the British constabulary during the Maori land wars, now a popular horse breeding area.

Next, head on to Rotorua, New Zealand's highest city. Situated 305 meters (1000ft) above

sea level and located inside the rim of a volcanic crater, it is an area of great geothermal activity.

Afterwards, go on an Agrodome Farm Tour. Take a stroll among the sheep and check out the wool production on this typical New Zealand farm. Watch a live sheep shearing demonstration in a typical New Zealand shearing shed. Then, head over to the Woollen Mill to view a live demonstration of wool processing using a 100 year old carding machine.

Next, see Lake Rotorua, one of the 16 fresh water lakes in this district renowned for its year round trout fishing and water activities. Continue on to the Government Gardens - large formal gardens which house the historic tudor style museum and blue baths.

Then, catch the Te Puia Maori Concert, inside the Te Puia sacred Marae (meeting house) surrounded by the carvings of ancestors. Be treated to the perfect harmonies, Poi, Haka and Tititorea (stick dance).

Finally, visit Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, some of Rotorua's most famous attractions. See woodcarvings and weaving displays in the Maori Village. Observe the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu geyser, fumaroles and boiling mud pools. Then, time permitting, there will be an opportunity to wander through the nocturnal Kiwi House.

Afterwards, head over to your hotel near Whakarewarewa.

Day 2: Rotorua - Auckland

You have a day to explore at your leisure. We return to Auckland via deluxe coach in the evening.

Includes

  • Pick-up from and drop-off at Auckland Inner City hotels/motels*

  • Admission to Waitomo Caves

  • Rotorua highlights tour

  • Boxed lunch served on board en route to Rotorua

  • Buffet dinner at hotel

  • Afternoon or evening snack served on the way back to Auckland

  • Overnight hotel accommodation on single, twin or triple sharing basis, depending on option selected

  • Transportation by coach

  • Tax

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Sturdy shoes and casual clothing are recommended for the Agrodome Farm Tour.

  • Children 4 years old and below are free of charge, provided they share a bed with an adult and do not occupy a seat on the coach. Meals will be charged accordingly.

  • A child cannot share a triple room with 3 adults. This would require 2 rooms to be booked due to maximum room occupancy being exceeded.

  • Multilingual audio commentaries in Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin are available on this trip.

  • *Pick-up times may vary depending on traffic and location of hotel.View Hotel Pick-up list. Guests without hotel pick-up may proceed to the meeting point at 54 Hobson Street.

  • There will be no refunds for unused tour portions.

  • Extra night and deluxe accommodations are available. Please inquire.

  • Child rate for Twin Share/Double Room option is applicable for 1 child traveling with 2 paying adults. Double Room rate for 1 child traveling with 1 paying adult upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% Cancellation Fee (75% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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