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$110.58 Outdoor Activities

Glowworm Caving Adventure Tour in Waitomo

The cave system we visit is one of only two in the Waitomo district that is classified by New Zealand's Department of Conservation as being of “International Significance”. And it is completely untouched! There are no handrails, electric lights, concrete paths, or other modifications, and the tour involves climbing over boulders, up hills and wading through streams. A moderate level of fitness is therefore required. Allow 3 hours for the tour, of which approximately 2 hours is spent in the cave system. We provide all the equipment and clothing you need for your adventure, including appropriate clothing, boots, socks, and caving helmet. So once the tour is over you can pop back into your clean clothes and leave us to deal with your dirty laundry! We also offer shower facilities, hot drinks, and a snack, once the tour is over. Cameras are welcome on our adventures, as long as they are not too large. A small digital camera is best, and some people even bring their phones to take photos. Our guides will also take photographs during the tour, and digital copies are provided to you at no charge. Keen photographers hoping to bring larger equipment to capture the scenery may wish to consider one of our Glowing Adventures Glow Worm Cave Photography Tours. Glowing Adventures is located off the beaten tourist track, but still within a short drive of the Waitomo Caves Village and the small towns of Te Kuiti and Otorohanga. Please note: This tour is not suitable for elderly people or anyone with mobility difficulties. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

$166.91 Shore Excursions

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House

This approximately 6-hour tour leaves the Port of Tauranga or local accommodation (within the Tauranga, Mt Maunganui/early Papamoa area) at 8:30am (or at a time suitable to ship arrival/departure times, or as arranged with clients staying locally), then travels over the Kaimai Ranges through the verdant Waikato District (New Zealand's top dairy-farming area) and the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley. A stop is made at the Karapiro Look-out, above Karapiro Lake, before travelling on to the Waitomo Caves, where expert guides will give interesting and informative facts on the historical and geographical aspects of the caves.  You will view spectacular stalactites and stalagmites as you enter "The Cathedral" which has such excellent acoustics that the Vienna Boys' Choir have recorded there. This will be followed by a boat trip to the Glow Worm Grotto.On the return trip, you will enjoy a stop at the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. Travel back along the scenic route which will cross over the Arapuni Dam. You will be able to purchase lunch on the way if you want to.

$277.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House

Following an 8:30am pickup at your centrally located Auckland hotel, take a seat in your vehicle for the 2.5-hour drive south along the mighty Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves — widely considered among New Zealand’s most impressive natural attractions.On arrival, enter the dark caves with your guide and admire the deep limestone shafts, impressive stalactites, and open caverns you find. During your 45-minute visit, travel on foot and by boat, and marvel at the millions of bright green glow worms clinking to the dank walls. After lunch at a local cafe, continue onward to the Kiwi House in the small country town of Otorohanga. Here, gain insight into the life cycle and feeding habits of New Zealand’s famous national bird and see tuatara — prehistoric native New Zealand reptiles.When your time at the Kiwi House comes to an end, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to bring your tour to an end.

$876.26 Shore Excursions

Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves & The Kiwi House Exclusive Tour

This approximately 6-hour tour leaves the Port of Tauranga or local accommodation (within the Tauranga, Mt Maunganui/early Papamoa area) at 8:30am (or at a time suitable to ship arrival/departure times, or as arranged with clients staying locally), then travels over the Kaimai Ranges through the verdant Waikato District (New Zealand's top dairy-farming area) and the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley. A stop is made at the Karapiro Look-out, above Karapiro Lake, before travelling on to the Waitomo Caves, where expert guides will give interesting and informative facts on the historical and geographical aspects of the caves.   You will view spectacular stalactites and stalagmites as you enter "The Cathedral" which has such excellent acoustics that the Vienna Boys' Choir have recorded there. This will be followed by a boat trip to the Glow Worm Grotto. On the return trip, you will enjoy a stop at the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. Travel back along the scenic route which will cross over the Arapuni Dam. You will be able to purchase lunch on the way if you want to.

$1043.16 Cultural & Theme Tours

Luxury Small Group Tour: Auckland-Waitomo, Rotorua - Return

Suggested Itinerary - times are approximate and can be amended even on the day.  Payment for food and beverages, admission fees are not included. Travel by Luxury Mercedes Benz Valente or Viano Van. 0730 Pickup in Auckland - Harbour sights, Cornwall Park then on to Waitomo. 1015 Arrive Waitomo 1130 leave Waitomo for either lunch in Otorohanga then Kiwi House at 1300, then drive to Rotorua and short visit to Te Puia or 1130 drive straight to Rotorua and 1430 visit Te Puia for the NZ Maori experience and fantastic geothermal pools and geysers 1530 leave for Auckland, arriving 1830 Tickets are bought at the venue on arrival, unless you have bought them online in which case we will amend times to fit in with your schedule.

$270.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

Taranaki Taster

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sky TowerWe can do hotel pick ups by arrangement.Otherwise, Pick up is on Federal St, directly under the Sky Tower.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Mokau River LookoutStop in the small coastal town of Mokau. This little town is surrounded by wild New Zealand scenery; rugged coastlines, towering cliffs, and untouched native forests. Sample the local specialty, and a kiwi delicacy, the whitebait fritter.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Te Rewa Rewa BridgeStop at this beautifully sculpted bridge. Is it a crashing wave, or an ancient whale? On a clear day, the bridge perfectly frames Mount Taranaki, making for some incredible photo opportunities. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: New Plymouth Coastal WalkwayFrom the Bridge, you can walk all the way to New Plymouth City. Enjoy the coastal views, and local carvings along this award winning walkway.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wind WandAs you arrive into the city, you be met at the Wind Wand by your driver. This is a famous Len Lye art work, and you'll know it when you see it/Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Puke ArikiAfter you have checked into your accommodation, it's time for a short walking tour of New Plmouth. Highlights include ; The Clocktower, The Len Lye Building, Puke Ariki Museum, Devon St and feeding the eels at the Huatoki Plaza.(Entrance fees to Len Lye and Puke Ariki not included, as we usually don't have time to go inside)Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pukekura ParkIn Summer (Dec - Mid Feb) is the incredible Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park, with music, bands and amazing light displays in this beautiful park. After dinner we will have free time to explore the festival at our own pace. (Seasonal)Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Sugar Loaf Islands and Paritutu RockIf we are in New Plymouth out of season for the Light Festival, we'll use that time as an opportunity to climb Mount Paritutu (Not to be confused with Mount Taranaki).This climb is steep, challenging and rewarding. It offers views of the city and the Sugar Loaf IslandsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mount TaranakiAn early morning drive up to the Visitor Center will take us through the famous "Goblin Forest" to a lookout point up the Mountain. Option for a couple of short walks through this truly incredible scenery.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird ParkAfter the mountain walk, we begin the journey back to Auckland.But not with out one last treat. We'll stop at Otorohanga Kiwi House, so you can see these unique birds up close in a dark room.Duration: 1 hour