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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Highlights Full Day Tour Ex Auckland Return

 

Experience two of New Zealand's most famous natural attractions on a luxury return day tour from Auckland, venturing underground into the magical Waitomo Caves and discovering spectacular geothermal activity and Māori culture in Rotorua.

Departing Auckland in the morning, we leave city life behind and travel south through the small rural townships of the Waikato region to our first attraction; the spectacular Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

These impressive limestone caves are home to weird and wonderful rock formations as well as enchanting glowworms. During your 45-minute tour you’ll explore the caves, ending with a short but unforgettable boat ride through the spectacular Glowworm Grotto.

Your tour continues to Rotorua where you’ll visit several of its top attractions, starting with a visit to the Agrodome for a farm tour. Get up close with some of New Zealand's most famous animals and learn about farming life in New Zealand.

After the Agrodome, visit Te Puia and be treated to a Māori concert. Inside the spectacular marae (meeting house) adorned with the carvings and woven panels of ancestors, you’ll enjoy modern and traditional Māori song and dance performances.

A visit to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve & Maori Arts and Crafts Institute is also included in your tour. This geothermal hotspot is home to the famous Pohutu geyser, which shoots steam high into the air. See bubbling mud pools and hissing fumaroles, and learn about the history of the area.

Finally, board your coach for the return journey to Auckland, arriving in the evening.

 

Price: Adult $337pp, Child $168

Tour Includes: Admissions, Morning Snack, Picnic Lunch, Evening Snack and multilingual service

Product Extras: Need to book for more people? Do so on your way to checkout

Departs: From Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland at 7:30am (be ready for boarding at 07.15am) returning at 8:15pm (approx)

 

Available Bookings from May 26 to June 01

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7:30 a.m.
Sat 26 May
Sun 27 May
Mon 28 May
Tue 29 May
Wed 30 May
Thu 31 May
Fri 1 Jun

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$115.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$115.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$115.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$337.00
  • Child$115.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$115.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$115.00

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4.6

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Y Lau from United States wrote on 17 May 2017

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Perfect for travelers with limited time

I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, and would definitely do it again. It is a long tour-- the coach bus left at 730am, and it didn't return to Auckland until 8pm--but the coach bus was comfortable, the lunch and snacks were adequate and tasty, and the guide, Jamie, was entertaining and has a phenomenal voice. We didn't have to wait at each of the sites: Waitomo, Agrodome, and Te Puia, and it was so well-organised that I am amazed how much we have accomplished in just 1 day! Thanks bookme for the arrangement and GreatSight for the wonderful tour!!!

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From Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Highlights Full Day Tour Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Y Lau, Thank you for sharing! It's great to hear you enjoyed your day tour with us and it sounds like you really made the most of your time! I'll be sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our driver Jamie. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Sudarshan Shetty from United Arab Emirates wrote on 17 December 2017

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Out of the world!

To begin with, the bus journey covers a total of 650+ kms and thanks to our well informed coach driver “Rachael”, kept us occupied with him continuous commentry (really ongoing for hours) about everything we passed, kept us busy. The glow worms were surreal, some chinese fellow tourists just couldn’t keep their mouth shut, but other than that it was simply superb. Water and snacks are provided. The Mauri cultural show is lovely. If u wanna buy green stones/jade momentos, Rotarua souvenir shop is a good place to buy.

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From Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Highlights Full Day Tour Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Sudarshan, Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed seeing the Glowworms in Waitomo Caves, aren't they incredible? I'll be sure to pass your lovely feedback on to Rachel. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Rie from Japan wrote on 09 November 2017

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Great Day trip

It was an even more wonderful trip than I had expected..! I enjoyed not only Waitomo cave but also many other things like visiting farm and HAKA performance. I recommend this tour especially for the person who first visit to Auckland ;)

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Kia ora Rie, Thanks for sharing your photos! It looks like you had a great day out seeing some of New Zealand's best attractions, that's awesome to see. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Amy from United States wrote on 06 July 2017

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Excellent, well organized tour

I was very impressed with the quality of the bus and the knowledge of the driver. He relayed much information about the countryside as we drove to our destination. We went to the caves first, then the Agrodome farm, then Rotora. We had a lot of territory to cover, but the tours were well organized. I think it was worth the time and money. I am glad that I did the tour and would do it again.

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From Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Highlights Full Day Tour Ex Auckland Return

Kia ora Amy, Thanks for sharing. It's fantastic to hear you had a great time on your tour. Your photo was timed perfectly! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Gray Line

nishut from United Arab Emirates wrote on 05 April 2018

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comfortable and well organised

Very organised as i had a letter waiting at checkin time and also was called in my room for confirmation of my tour to Waitomo & Rotorua, picked up from the hotel on time to the terminal, My guide/driver SHELLY very well informed kept updating throughout the tour about the progress and some little stories of local culture and more, which was intresting the journey felt so comfortable , snack, lunchbox and water was provided,as promised was dropped back to aucland on time. Thank you for such a great expierence. would love to do more in Rotorua

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Kia ora Nishut, It sounds like you had a great time exploring Rotorua! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Gray Line

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