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

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

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About this activity
Leave the city behind on this full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua and discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand. First stop... the glowworm caves at Waitomo! Enjoy a Waitomo Caves guided tour through long galleries and lofty chambers; see stalactites - formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water - and glide into the magical glowworm cave, illuminated by thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Allow your eyes to readjust as we head to Rotorua for a hands-on New Zealand farm experience; see sheep mustering by highly trained dogs, sheep shearing demonstrations and receive an insight into the history of dairy farm milking. Then it's time to experience one of the best things to do in Rotorua as we head to the famous Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. See the renowned silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and the unique Rotorua geothermal activity. Exploding from the ground up to 100 feet (30 meters) high is the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, which bursts into life 10-20 times a day. Before your tour concludes, you have the chance to learn about traditional Māori wood carving and woven textiles at the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and see how traditional carvings and weaving record history and customs in the marae (Māori meeting house). Choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.
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Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Not included
  • Gratuities
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • All tours are operated by a luxury 4 star coach with on board toilet
Features
Tourism
95%
Cultural
60%
Original
25%
Reviews
4.4
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Duradarshi L
4 | 2018-07-10

We really enjoyed the trip. Rachael's commentary was very informative and very entertaining. Only issue we had was with the vegan food. Vegan can be something better than a salad pack.

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Zippora G
1 | 2018-06-12

Took this tour because i wanted to visit Waitomo Caves and the geysers in Rotorua. Too much time was spent on the added visits to a farm and a Maori cultural show. We spent too much time on these two additions to the extent that we had just 10 minutes left for the geysers which are the main reason to go on this tour. That is bad planning and ridiculous time allocation. On top of that, the Maori cultural performance was a typical shallow tourist trap where they make the group of visitors choose a chief and dance. Instead of doing infantile things we could have enjoyed the view of the geyser without rush. My time as a tourist is too valuable to risk giving Viator another chance.

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Lakshmi S
5 | 2018-04-18

Fantastic experience

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mariana.paterlini.dc
5 | 2018-04-09

It was great. Exacty as it is described here. The bus was perfect, meals tasty, and the places are awesome. Definitely I recommend it.

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philip p
5 | 2018-04-09

Another whole day experience, but well worth it. Caves were awesome, the Agridome was interesting and fun could actually feed turkeys and sheep from your hand. We enjoyed the geyser's beautiful landscape, the cultural show, and especially seeing a kiwi. A full not-so-roomy bus made the ride a little uncomfortable.

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