Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Day Trips & Excursions in New Zealand

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from$216.20
4.3 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

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.
At Waitomo you'll take a guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers to view stalactites formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water. Your caves tour includes a magical boat ride through the glowworm grotto, illuminated by thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Next stop is the the Velocity Valley for a hands-on Kiwi farming experience. You'll see sheep mustering by highly trained dogs, sheep shearing demonstrations and receive an insight into the history of dairy farm milking. Don't miss the opportunity to milk a cow, feed young animals or even be photographed with a huge bull! Then it's on to the famous Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve to see the renowned silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and unique geothermal vegetation. 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 and has been a visitor attraction since the early 1900s. You'll also visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, to see how traditional carvings and weaving record history and customs in the Maori sacred meeting houses.

What’s included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entry and guided tour of Waitomo Caves
  • Entry to the Agrodome
  • Entry to Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • 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
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