Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo Tour

2-Day Tour of Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo from Auckland

Product ID: 28288

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What You'll Do
  • Experience some of the most amazing natural wonders of New Zealand
  • See thousands of tiny glowworms on an underground boat ride at Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Explore the picturesque lakeside setting of Taupo
  • Marvel at amazing Huka Falls
  • Experience the geothermal wonders of Rotorua
  • Discover New Zealand's unique Maori culture
  • Learn about New Zealand's agricultural practices at Agrodome Farm
  • Watch an eruption of Lady Knox Geyser
Explore some of the most amazing sites in New Zealand during this 2-day tour of Waitomo, Rotorua, and Taupo from Auckland. Venture into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Visit the region of Rotorua, rich with Maori culture, and Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland.
What to Expect
Embark on an action-packed 2-day tour from Auckland that takes you to visit the famous attractions in New Zealand's Waitomo and Rotorua regions, as well as Taupo ̶ a vibrant town on the shores of the country's largest volcanic lake.

Enjoy tea and biscuits as you set out from Auckland to travel through Waikato, New Zealand's largest dairy and sheep farming province. Arrive at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and join a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a cavern lit up with the light of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Afterward, be treated to a boxed lunch aboard the bus as you make your way to Rotorua. On arrival, you'll be introduced to New Zealand farming with a 45-minute ATV tour of an authentic working farm. Watch a sheep being shorn, hand-feed the animals, and finish with a sheep dog trial. You'll then take a drive around Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens on your way to Te Puia, where you'll enjoy a 45-minute Maori cultural performance of the Poi, Haka, and Tititorea stick dance.

Then visit one of Rotorua's most famous attractions, the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute before enjoying your choice of a buffet dinner at the Heritage Hotel, or being entertained with a traditional Maori concert while dining on a sumptuous selection of food prepared by local Maori. Your overnight accommodations will be at a 4-star hotel located close to the geothermal activity of Whakarewarewa.

The next day, visit the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and watch an eruption of Lady Knox Geyser. Then follow the marked trails to see the boiling mud pools: the Champagne Pool, Devil's Cauldron, and the colorful Artist's Palette. Travel through Tahukuri, the largest man-made forest in the Southern Hemisphere, to arrive at the Aratiatia Rapids. Admire the spectacle as the flood gates of the Waikato River are opened before seeing the Huka Falls, formed where the Waikato River narrows from 100 meters to just 15 meters in width. Stop for lunch beside Lake Taupo, the largest lake in Australasia. Then head to the Wairakei Steam Fields and feel the energy of nature as the venting steam is captured for the generation of electricity.
What's Included
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Services of an expert local guide
  • Morning tea
  • Boxed lunch (on day 1)
  • Dinner
  • Evening snacks
  • Entrance fee to Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Overnight twin share accommodation
  • Agrodome Farm tour
  • Rotorua Highlights tour
What's Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch (on day 2)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Meeting Point

This tour departs daily at 7:30 AM from the offices of Gray Line New Zealand (located at 172 Quay Street in Auckland). (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please remember to wear comfortable walking shoes, as part of the tour will be on foot.
A vegetarian meal option is available upon request.
Prices quoted are for twin share accommodation.

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Product ID: 28288