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Waitomo & Rotorua Geothermal Day Tour With Polynesian Spa Ex Auckland Return

Leave the hustle and bustle of Auckland behind and venture on a magical journey through the incredible geothermal regions of Rotorua and Waitomo...

Highlights

  • Embark on a guided tour of the spectacular Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Soak up natural minerals and soothe your body at the Polynesian Spa pools (entry included)
  • Learn about Māori culture in New Zealand with a traditional welcome at Te Puia
  • Discover the work of local artists at the Te Puia Arts and Crafts institute
  • Enjoy the fascinating sights of Rotorua geothermal activity at Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley

Embark on a journey to discover some of New Zealand’s natural wonders; leaving the hustle and bustle of Auckland city behind, we head straight to Waitomo Caves from Auckland on this Waitomo and Rotorua day trip.

Once in the cave; glide along an underground river on a boat trip before reaching the Glowworm Grotto; an awe-inspiring sight featuring thousands of glowworms.

Allow your eyesight to readjust as your coach tour heads east to the geothermal and cultural hub of New Zealand; Rotorua. As you experience one of the best spa pools Rotorua has to offer, Polynesian Spa, you'll have the opportunity to switch off and soak up the minerals and the views in these naturally heated pools overlooking Lake Rotorua.

After reaching new levels of relaxation, we head to Te Puia to learn about Māori culture in New Zealand; you’ll be welcomed on to the marae (Māori meeting house) in the traditional way before experiencing a Māori cultural performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to see master woodcarvers and weavers at work at the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute.

To conclude your Waitomo and Rotorua day trip, head to Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley; marvel at the most famous of Rotorua geysers - Pohutu geyser - as well as mud pools, as you experience the famous Rotorua geothermal activity!

After Te Puia, your coach tour will return to Auckland in the evening.

Adult $367.00
Child $183.00
Infant $0.00

What's included

  • Picnic lunch, morning and afternoon snacks included
  • A complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is provided from inner city hotels

Duration

  • The duration of this experience is 1 days

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Product Extras: Need to book for more people? Do so on your way to check out.

    Departures: 7:30am (be ready for boarding at 07.15am) from Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland. Tour returns 8.15pm (approx).

  • Child Age is 5 - 14 years inclusive. There is no charge for infants under 4 years old.

    Children aged 14 or under cannot travel without an accompanying adult aged 18 or over.

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4.5

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Sowon from New Zealand wrote on 04 February 2020

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스파외안홰?

외이거선택안홰? 스파 개꿀잼이라고요. 로토루아호수(?)를 보면서 따땃한 물에 스파하세요! 똑같은 돈에 농장체험 외해? 스파강추ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 투어 순서가 와이토모동굴 -> 로토루아 폴리네시안스파 -> 테푸이아 인데 개핵꿀잼입니다. 오클랜드로 돌아오는 버스안에서 바로 기절각. 전 스파1시간했는데 다음에 따로 시간내서 또 가고싶어요 테푸이아에서 마오리족문화체험&간헐천&키위새궁딩이도 봤어요 키위새 얼굴은 보여주지 않는 도도함. 중간에 버스(여기선 코치라고 부름)을 잘못타거나 내릴까봐 걱정이라면 걱정노놉 티켓팅할때 받은 스티커를 잘 보이는 곳에 붙이고 있으면 버스기사님이 보고 go back the coach합니다 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ당해본 1인

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Kim from Malaysia wrote on 24 December 2019

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Fantastic experience

The best part of the tour was how much passion the bus driver/organizer/tour guide/logistics planner/coordinator (yes this is just one person) showed. He made different tour groups flow together seamlessly. A wonderfully put together tour!

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Elida Rolli from Argentina wrote on 19 December 2019

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Excelente day out

The whole trip was very good and the driver and guides were first class. I really enjoyed it

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Su Firat from United Kingdom wrote on 16 March 2020

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Spent nearly the entire day on the bus

Overall, I think the activities we did would have added up to about an hour and a half. We were inside the cave for a maximum of 40mins most of which was spent listening to a tour guide tell us not very much about the different functions that took place in there. 10mins max on looking at glowworms. I was at the Polynesian spa for a maximum of 35mins again as for some reason the tour was running late. I had 20mins in the spa, 5 mins to get changed at the beginning and ten mins to shower and be ready to be picked up. Then we watched spent about 20mins looking at the geothermal activity. It was definitely not worth the time spent travelling. The food was also pretty grim and was eaten on the bus. Not worth the money or travel time.

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Pnina FRIEDMANN from Israel wrote on 06 November 2019

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My rating of the Waitomo etc. tour

Rachel the driver was superb!!!! All places visited were five stars.However I think that visiting 3 places in one trip that driving consumes most of the day is a minus. I suggest to limit the visit to two places so the visitor can spend more time at each.

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