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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Highlights
  • Spectacular photo ops at Waitomo Caves and Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
  • Discover New Zealand culture at the Agrodome and other sites
  • Great value: Hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees included
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Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland
From US$226.70
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Return to Auckland
Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Auckland at 8:10pm
US$240.57
Concludes in Rotorua
Full-day tour from Auckland concluding in Rotorua at 5pm
US$226.70
Overview
The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua are two of the most visited attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. This tour visits both in one day and ensures you maximize your time and money, with hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch all included. Spot glowworms as you cruise through Waitomo Caves, marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and experience Kiwi farm life at the Agrodome.
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Auckland hotel, journey to the Waitomo Caves in the King Country region in an air-conditioned coach.

Once there, explore underground caverns, caves, and tunnels, and marvel at stalactites and rock formations. Visit Glowworm Grotto and join an underground riverboat cruise beneath thousands of glittering glowworms.

In the Agrodome, a working sheep and cattle farm, glimpse into New Zealand farming traditions. Learn day-to-day running of a dairy farm, watch sheep shearing and mustering demonstrations, and take part in activities, such as milking a cow or feeding calves and lambs.

Eat a packed lunch (included) in the coach, as you travel to Rotorua. Keep your camera on hand at the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, as you stroll past bubbling mud pools, hissing fumaroles, and striking silica terraces. Don’t miss a peek at the Pohutu Geyser, which can reach up to 100 feet (30 meters) high.

At the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, discover New Zealand’s rich Maori heritage; learn Maori culture, customs, and traditions in a meeting house that’s considered sacred by the Maori; and admire wood carvings, weavings, and artworks.

Finally, remain in Rotorua to explore further or be dropped back at your Auckland hotel.
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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Next time rent a car

I would say that this was a waste of our money and time. First, you get up at 6:30 am and then for a 3-hour ride to the Waitomo Caves. The caves are wonderful but when we got to the caves, it was like we...More

1  Thank Rich L
Reviewed April 24, 2018
Wornderful Waitmomo Caves

Sleepily I boarded the bus at Auckland. The driver gave an informative talk for the whole bus trip. The Waitomo Glow-worm Caves are mind blowing. The caves tour begins with a walk through mystic rainforest. The guided tour brings us deep into the caves, with...More

2  Thank Pam B
Reviewed April 12, 2018
School trip

I have been many times and this last time was a school trip. That means the guide modified his talk to suit and inspire the kids. They loved the boat ride at the end and are still talking about the glowworms that look like stars...More

2  Thank CathyMac461
Reviewed February 26, 2018
Disappointment in Greyline.

The company that is used to book our trip in Auckland.They booked the wrong tour for my daughter and I. We only had 2 days in Auckland. they did nothing to make this work for us. They we not accommodating in any way. Refund given,...More

5  Thank Schaefski
Reviewed February 23, 2018
Great attractions

The attractions in this tour were great to see. The tour company did a great job picking us up at our hotel & returning us to our hotel at the end of the tour. This tour takes about 12 hours with most of your time...More

2  Thank harryatkck
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Sanjeeta B
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Response from Pam B | Reviewed this property |
I loved Rotorua better than anything else I have seen on the north Island. There is so much to do. Plus Rotorua is the heart of thermal activity. Geysers, mud pools, thermal bubbling creeks. There are some free things to do... More
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