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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...

Highlights

  • 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.

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.

Adult $337.00
Child $168.00

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 1 days duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. Infants 4 years and under are free of charge. Please add infants details in the special requirements box upon check-out.
  • Extras persons can be booked upon check-out.

Available Bookings from September 15 to September 21

Change Dates

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10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$235.00
  • Child$119.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Bharti from United Kingdom wrote on 12 June 2017

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Loved the tour Rotorue

Our journey to Rotorue and wotama caves was awesome, we loved every bit of our journey, our coach driver Binny made the journey fun and was cracking funny jokes. I would recommwnd it to my friends and family

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

Kia ora Bharti, Thank you for the review, it's great to hear you loved our day tour so much. I'll be sure to pass on your lovely words to our driver. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

Camilla Blasius from Australia wrote on 10 March 2017

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First experience in NZ

I was lucky to get a discount ticket from Bookme and I truly enjoyed the whole trip. The driver for my trip seem to know so much about all the places and the history. He talked throughout the entire trip. Seeing Te Puia, the mud pools and Pohutu Geyser was amazing. Learning about Maori culture and being in the Skyline Gondola were first experiences for me. The beautiful sceneries along the way is fantastic and there is time for a stop at Hamilton to use the restroom or pick up something to eat.I was lucky enough to also see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in just one trip.

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Kia ora Camilla, It's great to hear you enjoyed Rotorua and Waitomo Caves, they're both such beautiful places! Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. Esther and the team at InterCity Group.

Emily from Australia wrote on 17 January 2018

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Excellent trip!!!

The trip was absolutely perfect, the driver fills you in with heaps of facts on the way down! Everything was planned and ran smoothly, so you could just sit back and relax! Absolutely recommend to everyone, perfect experience and it is a must do when in New Zealand!!

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Kia ora Emily, I'm glad you were able to sit back and relax with us! That's the beauty of booking a day tour. Thanks for sharing. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights

mayank gautam from Australia wrote on 24 January 2019

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Average

Pros : trip is well organised Cons: main coach driver was rude , picking up people from lot of places , dual purpose of bus, acting as regular bus service and reducing the time we could get spent at sites.

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Christine from New Zealand wrote on 02 August 2016

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Fabulous Tour and Driver

Our tour driver was Rob and he was just fabulous! Very informative, spoke very clearly and was a super safe driver. Waitomo Caves were magical, Gondola was fun and racing down the luge was lots of fun. The show at Te Puea was a great cultural experience and seeing the geysers and bubbling mud was just grand. Even saw 2 kiwis in the kiwi house there. The bus is comfortable and warm. Even better, the food served is delicious - cafe style chicken wrap, carrot cake, apple and juice for lunch and a chicken croissant and cookies for snack on the way home. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting a "sample" of Rotorua and Waitomo.

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