Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Day Trips & Excursions in Rotorua

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4.6 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Experience the amazing “birthplace of Tourism in New Zealand” – Rotorua! Rotorua is located in the North Island of New Zealand and is famous for its beauty, culture, and hospitable locals. On this tour you will learn about the fascinating Maori culture, see the spectacular thermal activity, and travel through the breath-taking farmlands of the Waikato. Rotorua is a must-see when visiting New Zealand, you won’t want to miss it!This tour is flexible, with options to leave from and return to Auckland, or leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua. Please note  if you do not purchase additional options you will have  free time to either  explore on your own with out a guide or extra time at Te Puia. Everybody on tour will arrive back in Auckland at the  same  time
Your day will begin with 6:30am pickup from your hotel. The day includes a visit to the key attraction, Te Puia, where you will have the opportunity to visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. New from October 2018 is a  hot buffet lunch featuring Maori Traditional and typical Kiwi food will be served to all passengers in the new Restaurant at Te Puia 9 ( gluten free, halal friendly options, and vegetarian dishes available on the buffet.) After this you will be taken to Rotorua highlights such as the Rotorua Lake front, the Government gardens and more! The tour also allows you the option of either free time to explore Rotorua without the guide, or picking from a selected list of popular experiences to fill the time. These additional experiences can be found in the tour options.

What’s included

  • Lunch - vegetarian and gluten free options available
  • Live commentary on board given by experienced guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off and other meeting points by arrangement including private addresses in the central metropolitan area
  • Small-group tour Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • Local taxes

What’s not included

  • Morning and afternoon tea available at own expense
  • Infant meals not included
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included