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Waitomo & Rotorua Full Day Tour With Skyline Gondola Ex Auckland Return

Join us for an incredible journey to discover New Zealand's stunning geothermal regions, traditional Māori culture and the world famous Waitomo Caves...


  • Drift through the spectacular Waitomo Glowworm Caves on a guided boat tour
  • Visit Skyline Rotorua on an exciting Gondola ride
  • Learn about Māori culture in New Zealand with a welcoming haka at Te Puia
  • Discover local artists' work at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts institute
  • Enjoy the best Rotorua attractions, including geysers and mud pools
  • Experience luxury coach tour travel with informative commentary

Prepare for an awe-inspiring day discovering some of the best things to do in New Zealand; our deluxe coach tour offers the opportunity to explore Waitomo Glowworm Caves and the best Rotorua attractions on offer.

Enjoy views of rolling hills as we make our way through New Zealand’s largest farming region to our first stop, Waitomo Caves. These renowned limestone caves are home to thousands of glowworms; prepare to be dazzled as you drift in a boat through the underground cave system and in the famous Glowworm Grotto on a 45-minute guided boat tour.

After Waitomo Caves, your coach tour continues to Rotorua. Known as the cultural melting pot of New Zealand, Rotorua is the perfect destination to discover the cultural heritage and unique natural landscapes.

Soar into the sky on the Rotorua Skyline Gondola to soak up panoramic views over Lake Rotorua. Learn about Māori culture in New Zealand as you experience a traditional haka at Te Puia while being welcomed onto the marae (Māori meeting house) and discover the traditional artists at work creating wood carvings and woven textiles at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts Institute.

No trip to Rotorua would be complete without experiencing the Rotorua geothermal activity; to conclude your Waitomo and Rotorua day trip we head to Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. Home to the most famous of Rotorua geysers - Pohutu geyser - as well as Rotorua mud pools.

Adult $337.00
Child $168.00
Infant $0.00 (Under 4 years)

What's included

  • Luxury return coach travel
  • Waitomo Caves entrance and guided tour
  • Skyline Gondola Ride
  • Te Puia entrance and guided tour
  • Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks
  • Entry to Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley


  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge.

    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 Auckland inner-city hotels. If required please provide hotel details upon check-out and confirm departure details with the tour operator directly after booking.

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annac13 from New Zealand wrote on 16 November 2019

Well organised tour

Taking the tour was such a easy way to see Waitomo and Rotorua! Comfortable bus with friendly driver who gave us enough interesting commentary without being too over the top. First stop in Waitomo was magical, an experience well worth visiting. We chose to go to Skyline Rotorua instead of the farm tour-(being kiwis we have seen sheep before)we only had a little over an hour but this was long enough to enjoy the view and go on the sky swing-lots of fun! Then onto Te Puia, the performance was amazing and so entertaining, we felt so lucky to be NZers after watching it, before a quick guided tour around the geysers and bubbling mud. The places we visited were big busy tourist attractions but as part of the tour there is no queing or waiting. The lunch and snacks provided are substantial and tasty, the price is great value especially if you were to price tickets to the stops individually

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Christine from South Africa wrote on 13 October 2019

Magical experience

I had an absolutely amazing time from the bus trip, Waitomo caves and Rotorua. It was an educational and magical day besides the unpredictable weather of NZ. Rachael our bus driver, was entertaining and great. All the tour guides were great and obviously very passionate about their work. Will definitely do this tour again. Thank you.

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Saidatul from Malaysia wrote on 06 September 2019

A Journey to Roturoa

Worth of every dollar we spent on this trip and enjoy the view so much

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Phil Alldrick from Australia wrote on 18 March 2020

Great day

Anna our driver, guide was great very knowledgeable and safe driver. Had a great day.

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LORRAINE BAKER from United Kingdom wrote on 12 March 2020

Waitomo, Rotorua Full Day Tour, Skyline Auckland

A fantastic day out! Very good value for money. The tour guide was very hospitable and knowledgeable, looking after us from start to finish. We got so much out of this tour, than if we'd planned independently. Can be a long day with quite a few hours spent on the luxury coach. We managed to cat nap between locations due to reclining seats. 0730 - 2015 duration of tour. Thoroughly recommended

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