This deluxe 12-hour tour takes you through the marvelous geothermal areas near Auckland. See incredible limestone formations with thousands of tiny glow worms in Waitomo, a Maori cultural performance in Rotorua, and enjoy a gondola ride to Mt. Ngongotaha.
What to Expect
This deluxe 5-star from Auckland begins with a drive through the small rural townships of the region over a morning tea. Upon arrival to Waitomo's glow worm caves, embark on an enchanting guided boat tour. Drift quietly through the world-famous cave formations lit with thousands of tiny lights from glow worms, and then enjoy a boxed lunch on the drive from Waitomo to Rotorua, New Zealand's highest city at 1,000 feet in altitude.
Enjoy a 45-minute tour of Rotorua, introducing you to the farming of New Zealand, and then drive through the beautiful foreshore park on the banks of Lake Rotorua, where you can observe hundreds of ducks and swans and admire the historic Government Gardens.
Continue the tour with a 45-minute cultural Maori performance inside Te Puia's sacred Marae (meeting house), and then make your way to the famous Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. Depart for Auckland at approximately 17:00, and enjoy a tour of the marvelous geothermal areas southwest of Auckland on you return trip.
- Private round-trip transportation
- 12-hour tour by deluxe coach bus
- On-board host service
- English commentary from driver/guide
- Admission to the Glow Worm Caves
- Sky Line Gondola and Te Puia
- Morning tea
- Boxed lunch
- Evening snack
- Local taxes and fees
Know Before You Go
The duration of the tour including transportation is approximately 12 hours.
Multilingual Audio service in Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin is available by request. Please inform the supplier upon the reconfirmation of your booking.
Children 4 and under travel free if a seat is not required. (Meals will be charged accordingly.)