Introducing The King Country
Holding good claim to the title of NZ’s rural heartland, this is the kind of no-nonsense place that raises cattle and All Blacks. A bastion of independent Maoridom, it was never conquered in the war against the King Movement. The story goes that King Tawhiao placed his hat on a large map of NZ and declared that all the land it covered would remain under his mana (authority), and the region was effectively off limits to Europeans until 1883.
The Waitomo Caves are the area’s major drawcard. An incredible natural phenomenon in themselves, they’ve been sexed up even more with a smorgasbord of adrenaline-inducing activities.
Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland
See all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in one day. You'll take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves stalactites and glowworms, and see Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, and make many other interesting stops along the way. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.
5-Day New Zealand North and South Island Highlights Trip
Journey through the North Island of New Zealand and explore Waitomo, Rotorua and Lake Taupo, and discover the natural beauty of Kaikoura and Christchurch on this 5-day trip from Auckland to Christchurch or vice versa.