Join us for an incredible journey deep into the heart of the North Island, experiencing New Zealand’s incredible natural scenery and Māori culture.
This full day tour aboard our deluxe coach will take you to the magnificent geothermal regions of Waitomo and Rotorua for a truly remarkable day out.
During the scenic drive south from Auckland you will journey through New Zealand’s largest farming region, past towns steeped in early pioneering history.
On arrival at Waitomo, you’ll enjoy a 45-minute tour of the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. See these amazing limestone caves with their stalagmites and stalactites, and drift in a boat through the amazing Glowworm Grotto as you gaze at the thousands of glowworms above you.
After your Waitomo Caves tour, continue south to Rotorua. Located inside the rim of a volcano crater, Rotorua is home to a vast array of geothermal activity and is the cultural melting pot of New Zealand. See some of its historic landmarks like the Government Gardens, the iconic Tudor-style museum and the Blue Baths on your way through town.
Next, take in the spectacular panoramic views of Lake Rotorua with a trip on the Skyline Gondola. Drink in the views over the city and Lake Rotorua as the gondola carries you 487 metres above sea level up the side of Mt Ngongotaha.
At Te Puia, New Zealand’s foremost cultural venue, you’ll be welcomed into the marae (Māori meeting house) for a traditional Māori concert with song, dance and the fearsome haka (war dance).
Inside the Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, you'll see artists at work creating traditional wood carvings and weaving. The Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley is home to the famous Pohutu geyser, as well as fumaroles, and boiling mud pools.
At the end of your Te Puia experience, step back on board for the return coach journey to Auckland.
Price: Adult $337, Child $168
Product Extras: Need to book for more people? Do so on your way to checkout
Departures: 7.30am (be ready for boarding at 07.15am) from InterCity Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland, Ends 8.15pm (approx).
Please Note: A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from inner city hotels. We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and taking a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour.
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
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