Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Day Tour from Auckland
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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Departure & Arrival point
Duration: 10 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: 1 hour
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: 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
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Light refreshments
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Agrodome
- Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- 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
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.
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.
It was great. Exacty as it is described here. The bus was perfect, meals tasty, and the places are awesome. Definitely I recommend it.
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.