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Auckland to Rotorua Small Group Tour & Activity Add-Ons

1. Auckland to Rotorua Small Group Tour & Activity Add-Ons

The tour starts with pickup from Auckland city, where the adventure begins as you drive through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to Rotorua. Along the way, don’t forget to take advantage of the photo opportunities as you admire the stunning natural landscapes all around of beautiful mountains and farmlands. As you drive, pass through the pass through the unique town of Tirau, the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world, and the stunning Fitzgerald Glade. Upon arrival in Rotorua, enjoy a guided tour of the city’s most famous and historical sites including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa. From here enjoy the option to add on up to two of Rotorua's most popular activities and attractions (additional cost). Please add on the activities or attractions you would like to include during the booking process. Maybe head to the famous geothermal park and Maori cultural village of Te Puia, bathe in the geothermal waters of the Polynesian Spa, experience some farm culture at the Agrodome Sheep Show, or ride the gondola at Skyline! Or you can simply choose to explore the city at your own pace before your return to Auckland.

From Auckland: Transfer to Rotorua with Waitomo Caves Tour

2. From Auckland: Transfer to Rotorua with Waitomo Caves Tour

One day tour from Auckland to the beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (One way trip). On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Waitomo Caves. During the journey to Waitomo you will encounter New Zealand's longest river, beautiful mountains, and see several different farm animals along the way. Once in Waitomo you will explore the ancient and amazing caves, with it's many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns, before descending even further underground for your glowworm experience. Board your glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms - which are unique to New Zealand - glittering above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. We will continue our adventure with another fully guided journey south to Rotorua, with many more attractions to see along the way, including hydro dams, rivers and lots more animals. Once in Rotorua we will guide you past many of its famous and historical sites, including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blue Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa, before dropping you at your accommodation or a central Rotorua location.

Auckland: Full-Day City Highlights Tour

3. Auckland: Full-Day City Highlights Tour

Explore Auckland with an experienced New Zealand driver/guide on a multi-award-winning tour. Enjoy the company of a small, personalized group, allowing you to stop often for stunning photos and to access the best vantage spots that larger buses can't reach. The tour starts with pickup from your hotel in Auckland CBD in the morning. Head to see the stunning attractions and unspoiled scenery of the City of Sails, as Auckland is affectionately known. There are plenty of opportunities to capture amazing photos that you will treasure for a lifetime. The tour stops at the major highlights of the city, including Auckland Harbor Bridge, Devonport and North Head (Maungauika), Auckland Waterfront and Viaduct, Bastion Point, Mission Bay, Tamaki Drive and Achilles Point, and the Historic Mount Eden. Check out the amazing gannet colony at Muriwai Beach, the fabulous Auckland Domain, Museum, and Wintergardens, Parnell, the 1857 historic Riverhead Tavern, as well as the War Memorial, Wynyard Quarter, and the Viaduct Harbor. Your fun and friendly tour guide will offer commentary on the breathtaking scenery and take you out of the concrete jungle and into the stunning landscapes that surround the city. When the tour ends in the afternoon, you'll leave Auckland with a day you'll never forget.

Auckland: Devonport Village Segway Tour

4. Auckland: Devonport Village Segway Tour

Meet your instructor at the Ferry Ticket Office in the Devonport Ferry Terminal. Sign in, store any bags you want to leave behind and have a helmet fitted. Then it's out to Victoria Wharf for a safety briefing and to either refresh your Segway riding skills or learn from the beginning. Enjoy plenty of time to practice before beginning your tour. Ride around the Devonport Waterfront to enjoy the views and have more training on some gentle inclines and over some rough terrain to improve your confidence on the Segway. Pass by ancient lava flows, the local yacht club, historic taverns, buildings, and beautifully restored Victorian villas as you make your way to Cheltenham Beach. Take in the view of the Hauraki Gulf and the many islands including Rangitoto the oldest volcanic cone in the region. Glide effortlessly up the hills so you can get the spectacular views of Auckland city.

Auckland: Segway Tour to Mount Victoria

5. Auckland: Segway Tour to Mount Victoria

Meet your instructor at the Ferry Ticket Office in the Devonport Ferry Terminal. Sign in, store any bags you want to leave behind and have a helmet fitted. If you haven't ridden before, do some training on various terrains which will have you confident to start the tour. Begin the tour by riding along the waterfront and the grassy slopes to practice riding over different terrain. Enjoy some free riding time in a local park before venturing through the back streets to Cambria Reserve. Cambria Reserve is the location of an old quarry now planted out to make the perfect park. At times, see trees full of the native bird, the Tui, enjoying nectar from the trees. Stop at points of interest to learn the history and local anecdotes from the tour guide.  After exploring Cambria Reserve, glide on a Segway to the summit of Mount Victoria/Takarunga, the highest volcanic cone on Auckland's North Shore. Enjoy 360-degree views of Auckland City and the Hauraki Gulf from the summit. Before European settlement, this volcanic cone was a Maori Pa Site, a fortified village where the Maori made their home. In the 1880s, European settlers transformed it into a fort to protect Auckland against enemy invasion. With such a great view, there's time for photos and some fun among the iconic mushrooms.

Auckland: Guided Half-Day Walking Tour

6. Auckland: Guided Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover Auckland's past and present historical and cultural highlights. Wander the cobblestoned streets and the narrow lanes as your highly knowledgeable guide explains Auckland's architectural legacy from Classical, Renaissance, Gothic to Baroque. Learn about Auckland's early history from the arrival of Maori to the first colonial European settlers. Hear about the pre-European Auckland and the legacy of the founding fathers. Marvel at Auckland's unique architecture and the historic category 1 protected buildings on this easy-paced walking tour.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Pauline our Tour guide was incredible so much knowledge and fun , easy going and we had a great day with Pauline would recommend to everyone to do it . Very happy

Amazing experience with a great guide, group, and activities. Our guide was fantastically efficient and I can’t wait to book more tours with Cheeky Kiwi!

Was definitely 100% better than we expected, felt we see a lot in a day, Mike was an excellent tour guide and driver.. Great value for money tour

An excellent activity in city, must do. The guide Pauline is a rock star! We had heaps of fun and my birthday was made:) Cheers team!!

Very good and informative and flexible during the tour, enjoy every minute