Waitomo and Rotorua Day Tour

  • No booking or credit card fees
Downloading...

This full day sightseeing tour has it all! Experience magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations at Waitomo Caves, as well as the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua.

Prices & Options

Your activity date
Travelers Apply Cancel
 
Age From Free Waitomo and Rotorua Day Tour Total Book Now! Processing... Not Available Not available on this day Not available on the selected date. Sorry, this package is not bookable at this time. All Ages Package Detail / Schedule More Details / Schedule Available from to Oct 1, 2016 Jan 1, 2038 Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Morning snack / Picnic-Style Lunch / Afternoon snack / Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver
Waitomo and Rotorua Day Tour

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Morning snack / Picnic-Style Lunch / Afternoon snack / Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver

Sorry, this activity is not bookable at this time.

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Start Your Journey by Traveling Through Beautiful Countryside

    Depart from Auckland in the morning and travel through the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out interesting highlights about the areas along the way.

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

    Head deep underground into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a 45-minute guided tour through a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn more facts about the cave and end the tour with a boat ride to the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by tiny glowworms.

  • Lunch and Rotorua Agrodome

    Leaving Waitomo, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as you make your way to Rotorua. Head to Agrodome, using all terrain vehicles take a tour around an organic farm. Experience New Zealand's primary industry as you try sheep-shearing and view a live sheep dog trial.

  • Maori Culture at Te Puia

    Head to Te Puia and be greeted with a traditional welcome as you go to the marae (meeting house). Watch a Maori cultural performance of ancient and modern stories told through song, dance, poi and games. Learn more about Maori culture while the charismatic performers entertain you.

  • Te Puia's Crafts

    Visit Te Puia's woodcarving and weaving schools, where apprentices are trained in these traditional skills by masters. Then, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland with a delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Maori rewana bread, enjoyed en route.

  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley

    Venture into Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley on a guided tour through its bubbling mud pools and active geysers. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapor that jets up to 30 meters high.

  • 20:10

    Drop-off at Auckland Hotels or Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • (For Check-In ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Auckland City Center Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Check-Out ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 20:10:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Auckland Hotels Time: 20:10:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:20:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Auckland City Center Time: 07:30:00

Drop-off/Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 20:10:00

  • (For Drop-Off) Auckland Hotels Time: 20:10:00

Description

See magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations at Waitomo Caves, and discover the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua - all in one day!

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out historical sites of interest including Rangiriri, the location of a major battle in the Maori Land Wars in 1863.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites, towering caverns and other rock formations. Formed out of limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Your tour finishes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - an underground cavern illuminated by the twinkling lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Leaving Waitomo, 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.

Visit the Agrodome on the outskirts of Rotorua, and take a tour of an organic working farm in all terrain vehicles. Get an insight into agriculture, New Zealand's primary industry, as you experience sheep-shearing and view a live sheep dog trial.

At the conclusion of the Agrodome tour, 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 Maori 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, venture into a landscape unlike any other with a guided tour of the bubbling mudpools and active geysers of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. The tour also includes a visit to Te Puia's woodcarving and weaving schools, where apprentices are trained in these traditional skills by master carvers and weavers.

After your full day Waitomo and Rotorua tour, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland. A delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Maori rewana bread, can be enjoyed en route.

Highlights

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Agrodome Farm Tour

  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve

Available Languages

  • All tours include a comprehensive English commentary by the driver guide while headsets are provided in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.

Please Note

  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour are recommended.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Includes

  • Morning snack

  • Picnic-Style Lunch

  • Afternoon snack

  • Admission fees

  • English-speaking guide/driver

Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal.

  • Vegetarian and other dietary options available on request

  • Children under 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

People who like this activity also liked

Book now from Adults Children Infants Age above Traveler Travelers travelers Requires Must be accompanied by All Ages SALE off SALE %percentage_off%% OFF Please choose the currency you want to use to finalize your checkout. You will be charged
Lowest Tour Prices
Reschedule Anytime
Instant Confirmation
24/5 Customer Support

Deals in your Pocket Never miss a deal while traveling