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Best Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3910GS16
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.


  • 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
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 Agrodome 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.

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Tour departs from selected centrally located Auckland city hotels


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13 hours (approx.)
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Concludes in Rotorua at 5pm or
Returns to Auckland at approximately 8:15pm

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Return to Auckland
Code: GS16AL

Full-day tour from Auckland returning to Auckland at 8:10pm

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Concludes in Rotorua
Code: 16ANR

Full-day tour from Auckland concluding in Rotorua at 5pm

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Best Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Waitomo Caves and Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

  • 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
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • All tours are operated by a luxury 4 star coach with on board toilet
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Robert T Green G, October 2015

A full day tour packed with activities. Our informative driver kept us entertained and organized for the various sub-tours enroute. Waitomo Caves were magical as we silently floated in a small boat with a miriad of tiny lights from the glow worms above our heads. We also enjoyed the sheep shearing and herding demo at the farm and the traditional Maori songs and dances at Rotorua. The three snacks/meals onboard were fresh and of high quality.

Reviewed by: LINDA Y H NG, Malaysia, September 2015

Very experienced driver

From GBP135.57

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Tour code: 3910GS16