Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Auckland

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Experience one of the best things to do in North Island New Zealand - a visit to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. On this one-way tour from Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua you'll visit the enchanting Glowworm Grotto, see Karapiro Dam and drive under Fitzgerald Glade en route to Rotorua.
Enjoy a scenic tour from Auckland to Waitomo to Rotorua, including a Waitomo Caves tour. Leaving Auckland in the morning we travel through picturesque landscape of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out highlights along the way including Rangiriri, where a major battle was fought between colonial forces and those loyal to the Māori King in 1863. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, journey underground on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves - a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn about stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations as you walk through the caverns, concluding the tour with a boat ride through the dazzling Glowworm Grotto. Travel to Rotorua, passing through Fitzgerald Glade where trees arch over the road to form a tunnel of natural greenery. The tour concludes in Rotorua, where you can see the famous Rotorua geothermal activity, learn about Māori culture in New Zealand, view spectacular scenery and more!

What’s included

  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
  • Morning snack
  • Picnic lunch served on board the coach (if option selected)
  • Commentary from your local driver guide
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop off service from selected inner city hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

What’s not included

  • Gratuities


  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • All entrance fees included