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From Auckland: Waitomo Caves, Rotorua & Te Puia Guided Tour

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  • Transfers included
  • Hotel pickup

Set out on a full-day tour across New Zealand's North Island from Auckland, marveling at Waitomo's glowworm-lit caves and Te Puia's geothermal sights and rich Maori heritage.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a scenic drive to and from Auckland. No need to worry about navigation or parking, just relax and make the most of your day.

  • Hear stories and insights about the destinations and cultures you encounter, shared by the local guide.

  • Explore Waitomo Caves with your guide, marveling at the ancient formations of stalactites, stalagmites, and limestone pillars.

  • Take a boat ride in the caves' lower level to witness thousands of glowworms twinkling overhead.

  • Discover Te Puia's geothermal marvels, including Rotorua's active mud pools and the Pohutu Geyser, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Witness Maori craftsmanship at the National Carving and Weaving Institute and immerse in Maori culture with a visit to a traditional village.

Inclusions

  • Round-trip hotel transfers from Auckland on a luxurious vehicle

  • Expert guide

  • Small group tour

  • Complementary water & snacks

  • 45-minute guided tour of Waitomo Glowworm Caves:

  • Boat ride along Waitomo River

  • Guided walk inside Waitomo Grotto

  • Transfers to Rotorua

  • 1.5-hour guided tour of Te Puia Geothermal Valley

  • Kiwi bird-watching

  • Visit following locations in Rotorua:

  • Pohutu Geysers & boiling mud pools

  • Prehistoric Maori village

  • National Carving & Weaving Institute

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Auckland hotel pickup

Begin your day with a hotel pickup in Auckland. Enjoy the scenic drive through the Waikato region's beautiful hills and farmlands, heading south toward your first destination.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves tour

Experience the magic of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of limestone caverns illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms. Follow your guide on a walk inside the Waitomo Grotto, where you will see stalactites, stalagmites, and other fascinating rock formations.

Waitomo River boat ride

Board a boat and glide along the Waitomo River, which flows through the caves. Admire the enchanting glow of the glowworms as they light up the dark cave ceiling like stars in the night sky.

Drive to Rotorua

Board the vehicle again and head to Rotorua, a city famous for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. The drive will take about 2 hours and you will pass by scenic landscapes and rural towns along the way.

Te Puia Geothermal exploration

Arrive at Te Puia, a geothermal valley that features boiling mud pools, steaming vents, and geysers. Witness the eruption of the Pohutu Geyser, the largest active geyser in the southern hemisphere. Learn about the intriguing geology and history of the area from your guide.

National Carving & Weaving Institute visit

Te Puia is also home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where you can see the skilled carvers and weavers at work and learn about their traditional techniques and designs.

Maori Village experience

One of the highlights of Te Puia is the Maori village, where you can experience the authentic lifestyle and culture of the indigenous people of New Zealand. You will see the traditional houses, structures, and artworks that reflect the history and values of the Maori.

Return to Auckland

End your day with a drop-off at your hotel in Auckland.

What's not allowed

  • Photography is not allowed at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Accessibility

  • This tour is accessible to those with reasonable mobility.

  • The experience is not accessible for wheelchair users.

Additional information

  • It's recommended to wear a warm jacket along with comfortable shoes.

  • Infants aged 0 to 2 can travel for free if they do not occupy a seat.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pickups and drop-offs.

  • In the next step of booking, please specify the name and address of your hotel.

  • 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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