In this exclusive luxury tour you will visit the heartland of Maori culture, Rotorua sits at the centre of one of the Pacific's most active thermal regions, and is surrounded by some magnificent examples of boiling mud pools, spouting geysers, steaming fumuroles, and giant water filled craters. Departing Rotorua after your Te Puia experience for Waitomo, stopping briefly for a short walk to a swing bridge over the Waikato river & view the hydro electric power station at Arapuni. Then on to your 45m guided Glow Worm Cave tour. Witness the constellations of tiny shining glow worms, it’s magnificent cathedral and intriguing stalagmites and stalactites, emerging from this limestone grotto by boat, after which we head back to Auckland
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Stop At: Kaihere Lookout, State Highway, Kaihere 3597, New Zealand
Departing Auckland at 7am you will take a pleasant drive south over the Bombay hills and into the rich dairy farmland of the Waikato. Then turning east, a short stop with an elevated view over the Hauraki Plains, with the Kaimai / Coromandel Range in the distance, makes for a great photo stop.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Kaimai Cafe & Store, Hawes Street, Waharoa 3401, New Zealand
It’s all flat driving across the plains through farmland as we follow the Kaimai Range to a disused dairy factory for a coffee/tea break. You may like to try the cheese platter.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Rotorua lakes, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Continuing through Matamata, we cross over the Kaimai Range to a height of 2300ft with some unique volcanic land formations. Lake Rotorua comes into view as we descend into the land of the Te Arawa People.
Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
First stop is the thermal reserve of Te Puia. Here we take the Steam Box Lunch tour. This extended tour starts by selecting your choice of raw foods to place inside the hangi basket, then you are ready to head to the constantly active steam vent used to cook your meal in the traditional way. Your guide will then lead you on a tour that takes in; the geothermal wonders of Pohutu & Prince of Wales Geysers, the iconic Kiwi bird, you'll go behind the scenes at the national carving school, talk to the master carvers and visit the national weaving school to learn how the Maori people perfected the art of weaving with the native flax. After which lunch is served to be enjoyed in front of the Pohutu geyser.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
Back into the city we visit the Government Gardens & Bath House and lake Rotorua, before heading back to Auckland.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Arapuni Swing Bridge, Waikato River, Arapuni New Zealand
A short walk from the road side to the swing bridge over the Waikato river & view the hydro electric power station at Arapuni
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Waitomo Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Then on to your 45m guided Glow Worm Cave tour. Witness the constellations of tiny shining glow worms, it’s magnificent cathedral and intriguing stalagmites and stalactites, emerging from this limestone grotto by boat.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Auckland, Auckland, North Island
At tour conclusion we head back to Auckland.
Duration: 1 minute
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Steam Box Lunch
- Rotorua City Sights Tour
- Te Puia Thermal Reserve
- Bottled water
- Waitomo Caves
- Entry/Admission - Te Puia
- Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
Traveler pickup is offered
Private homes, Serviced Apartments, Motels, anywhere within central Auckland and the inner suburbs, Auckland Airport.
8 to 12 hours
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