Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Day Trips & Excursions in New Zealand
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Tour description

Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua; marvel at the famous glowworm caves, see the bubbling mud pools and geysers that make up Rotorua geothermal activity and enjoy a unique New Zealand farm experience. Be sure to soak up the views en route and choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.

Leave the city behind on this full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua and discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand. First stop... the glowworm caves at Waitomo! Enjoy a Waitomo Caves guided tour through long galleries and lofty chambers; see stalactites - formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water - and glide into the magical glowworm cave, illuminated by thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Allow your eyes to readjust as we head to Rotorua for a hands-on New Zealand farm experience; see sheep mustering by highly trained dogs, sheep shearing demonstrations and receive an insight into the history of dairy farm milking. Then it's time to experience one of the best things to do in Rotorua as we head to the famous Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. See the renowned silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and the unique Rotorua geothermal activity. Exploding from the ground up to 100 feet (30 meters) high is the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, which bursts into life 10-20 times a day. Before your tour concludes, you have the chance to learn about traditional Māori wood carving and woven textiles at the Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, and see how traditional carvings and weaving record history and customs in the marae (Māori meeting house). Choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.

What's included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

What's not included

  • Gratuities


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included