Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Attractions Full Day Tour from Auckland
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Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through lush farmland of the Waikato and King County regions. On board commentary the history and points of interest will be provided by your experienced local driver
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
On arrrival atthe 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
Visit the Agrodome on the outskirts of Rotorua and take a tour of an organic working farm in all terrain vehicles. Get an insight into farming life in New Zealand as you see sheep-shearers in action and view a live sheep dog trial. 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: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
At the conclusion of the Agrodome tour, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's foremost cultural venues. At Te Puia's marae (meeting house) you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You'll gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers. Next, venture into a landscape unlike any other you will encounter bubbling mudpools and stunning active geysers. The Pohutu geysers unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. See the site of the ancient Te Puia pa (fortified village) and, at Pikirangi village find out how Maori lived hundreds of years ago. After your full day Waitomo and Rotorua tour, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland. A delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Māori rewana bread, can be enjoyed en route.
Duration: 1 hour
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Light refreshments
- Live commentary on board
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Entry/Admission - Agrodome
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
The tour is one of the best we have ever had. We saw and experienced a lot. Every step was very well organized. Thank you!
Magnificent tour of the Waitomo Caves and the glow worms. Educational and fun visit to the Maori Cultural Village. Tour was well organized and attention paid to all details.
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.