During this tour combination, you will visit New Zealand’s two most iconic and must visit attractions, Rotorua a region rich in cultural history and natural wonders and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and marvel at thousands of enchanting glow worms found in a subterranean landscape. Discover New Zealand’s natural wonder which took over 30 million years to form in one action packed day
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Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
You will get picked up from your hotels from 5.40am for a 6.00am departure driving through the Bombay Hills and then along New Zealand’s longest river, the Waikato River, enjoying picturesque rolling hills and lush farmlands.
We continue on to Waitomo Valley, the gateway to the spectacular Waitomo Caves.
Waitomo was one of New Zealand’s original tourist destination. Its popularity has endured and you’ll soon understand why. Lonely Planet calls the Waitomo Caves a ‘must do attraction’.
Under the farmland of the Waitomo area lies a network of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The caves were carved by underground streams shaping the soft limestone over thousands of years. Many of the caves have amazing stalactites (an icicle-shaped formations that hangs from the ceiling of a cave) and stalagmites (an upward-growing mound of deposits) built gradually over centuries from minerals contained in water that trickled through the caves. But what makes these caves truly unique are the glow worms, Arachnocampa Luminosa. These little creatures are unique to New Zealand. Thousands of them line the cave walls radiating their unmistakable luminescent light giving you the feeling of being close to a million stars.
During your tour, a local specialist guide provides a fascinating commentary on the Waitomo Caves’ history and geology as you explore the caves on foot and by boat. The gentle boat ride takes you silently down a peaceful underground stream lit only by the millions of tiny glow-worms lining the walls and roof of the cave. A truly awe-inspiring experience.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua is a unique region where geothermal activity is evident from the steam appearing on the hills, parks and the lakefront.
You will arrive at Te Puia and with a local guide, you will encounter bubbling mud, pools of boiling water and stunning geysers. The Pōhutu geyser is the main attraction. Pōhutu is the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere, she erupts once or twice every hour reaching heights of up to 30 meters (100 ft). At Te Puia, you will get to see New Zealand’s national iconic flightless bird, the Kiwi.
Experience the unique ways Māori adapted to life in Rotorua. Witness an authentic Māori cultural performance including the traditional Haka, an ancient type of war dance or challenge, used nowadays in important ceremonies and celebrations. (Cultural experience extras)
We will then continue our tour of Rotorua, the lakefront, visit the historical and picturesque government gardens and hot pools.
Our trip to Rotorua weaves together the fascinating geology, rich culture and colonial beginnings of this region that makes it a ‘must visit’ destination.
We will then make our way back to Auckland through the charming countryside. Join us on this spectacular sightseeing tour and experience New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage and its natural wonders in one memorable and action-packed day.
Duration: 3 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Minimum numbers apply
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- WiFi on board
- Bottled water
- All Fees and Taxes
- Return transfers to Auckland CBD Hotels & Ports of Auckland
- Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- Coffee and/or Tea
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Auckland CBD Hotels. Airport pick ups available on private and group bookings only, please contact us for further information.
- Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
- Queens wharf
- Princess wharf
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