Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland
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Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland

1 day
Full Day
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Itinerary
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Stop At: New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

Within TE Puia you will find the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. They have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

We have limited time in Rotorua so we quickly have a look at Lake Rotorua on our way in or way out of Rotorua

Stop At: Te Puia, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

Te Puia where you will have lunch. and time to explore Te Puia - total time in Rotorua approximately 1.5 hours. Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. It is home to the Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, silica formations, the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island

we travel to Waitomo Caves, World renowned and a magnet for both local and overseas visitors, the Waitomo Glowworm Caves occupy a high placing in the New Zealand vacation wish-list. The glow worm, Arachnocampa luminosa, is unique to New Zealand. Thousands of these tiny creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light as expert guides provide informative commentary on the Caves' historical and geological significance. You will walk into the caves and sail out in a small boat.

Duration: 1 hour

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Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local taxes
  • Buffet Lunch (vegetarian and gluten-free options available)
  • Luxury minibus , leather seating - extra legroom
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Not included
  • Morning and afternoon tea (additional expense)
  • Personal expenses
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Small-group tour
  • Infant meals not included
  • Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years. We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour is not suitable for children under 2 years to travel with group - private tours can be arranged on request
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Features
Tourism
95%
Cultural
65%
Original
40%
Reviews
4.5
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David S
5 | 2019-04-15

With all the choices for trips and only one day to do them we chose to do the Waitomo caves and Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. The Waitomo caves were fascinating and so pleased we went. Although not the biggest caverns the Glowworms and our delightful guide "Y" made it truly special. We then drove to Te Puia to experince the thermal springs and geysers. We have a lovely buffet lunch and then explored the area. The geysers were inspirational! We were so caught up in watching the fascinating landscape we never made it to the Maori village, so we have something to do when we come back some day. Our tour guide Matt was great and a very safe driver which is certainly helpful as your spending a long day on the road but worth every minute. Thank you!

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Diane S
5 | 2018-03-14

The scenery and caves were amazing! This is a lovely day trip from Auckland!

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