Waitomo Caves and Rotorua attractions from Auckland
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Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
o At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead..
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
o Agrodome where you will tour an authentic working farm. You will the chance to hand-feed the animals, drive through an organic orchard and watch a sheep being shorn.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
o Te Puia is the centre for New Zealand Maori culture and geothermal wonders. You will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water still used for cooking, and stunning geysers. The Pohutu geysers is the start of the show. You will learn of the Maori architecture tell their stories and displays their traditional Maori architecture, while viewing Heketanga-a-Rangi is an exciting contemporary structure. See the site of the ancient Te Puia pa (fortified village) and, at Pikirangi village find out how Maori lived hundreds of years ago.
Duration: 1 hour
- Pickup and drop-off at selected Auckland hotels (please check pick up times with your provider)
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Wifi (subject to availability)
- Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Entry/Admission - Agrodome
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Multilingual headsets are available on request in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
This was truly a wonderful experience! My husband and I really liked the Glow worm caves tour and the entire tour at the Maori Cultural Arts center. When you think about how Mother Nature creates these special places for us to see is pretty amazing. The boat ride in the cave while being steered in the dark by an employee under the glow worms was like you were in another world. This is definitely a must see when visiting NZ! Racheal our driver was the highlight! She was very knowledgeable about the history of NZ and shared her experiences living there. Racheal kept us entertained throughout the entire ride. By far this was one of the best tours I have ever been on. I highly suggest booking this tour!!
The places we visited were absolutely fantastic, but the tour was hectic. I.e. our guide was pushing to hurry up all the time. At the end, we had very little time to see Rotorua, because of scheduled return time. But we came back to Auckland in fact 15 mins before schedule. I believe, 15 mins extra in Rotorua would be very valuable e.g. maybe I would manage to see kiwi or a store, which I had no time for.
THis is a fun tour and very educational.Well worth the money.
Our driver/guide was Rachael, and we were very entertained by the informative and amusing dialogue along the way. The glowworm cave was unbelievable, and the geysers and the geothermal mud pits are a must see for New Zealand. We also did the Agrodome, and the sheep sheering and rounding up were great. I do wish we had more time at each site rather than such a rush that we didn't even have time to look at the gift shops. Overall, we truly enjoyed this tour, and recommend it to anyone, including families with kids who are at least grade school age.
The places this tour went were great, but going there with over 50 people was not. There wasn't enough time to really enjoy the tour locations either. I felt rushed the whole day. The bus driver / tour guide, Rachael, was wonderful.
great day but a little hurried. driver was very knowledgeable. a little longer at the geysers would havery been good and would have been worth getting back 30min later.