Rotorua Day Trip From Auckland With Options -

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    06:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the hotels/accomodation which are booked for that day. We also offer a sub.. read more
  • Return Details :
    To your hotel or other location in city centre as specified by you.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


We pick up all customers using several vehicles. You will not be driven around the city from hotel to hotel for hours before we leave Auckland

Rotorua is located in the North Island of New Zealand and is famous for its beauty, culture, hospitable locals, learn about Maori culture,and see the thermal activity. Add Waiotapu, Polynesian Spa or Maori Concert - this is added value - not in place of Te Puia

This tour is flexible, with options to leave from and return to Auckland, or leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua. If you do not buy additional options you will have free time to eitherexplore on your own without a guide or extra time at Te Puia.

You can book this tour one way and finish in Rotorua or return to Auckland at the end of the day.
Guaranteed departure - Due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid 19, until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours


Small-group tour by minibus

Lunch included

Vegetarian meal option available

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

Located inside Te Puia this centre is where you can see the end product and the local Maori practising + learning the traditional carving, weaving and other traditional arts .

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

visit the iconic sights of Rotrua including the lake front and weather and time dependent places such as the Redwood forest - town centre - short stops are included

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Te Puia, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island

See geysers, visit the Kiwi house - explore on own or join a guided tour - A buffet lunch with a mixture of Maori traditional nad typical New Zealand food is included while you are at Te Puia
You can add a Maori concert for $15 per person

Duration: 3 hours


Cafe Lunch - buffet when avaiable(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 in air-conditioned minibus with luxury leather seating

Local taxes

Entry/Admission - New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Entry/Admission - Te Puia


Morning and afternoon tea available at own expense

Infant meals not included


Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years as part of the group - It can be booked as a private tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats are required by law in NZ in private vehicles for children under 7 years - We recommend the same standard be applied for your child's safety and have them available in all vehicles for use of seat and child restraint for the day.

Infant meals not included

Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years as part of the group - It can be booked as a private tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom Tour price

We must know where you are staying in Auckland - We do not have a standard meeting place and go only to prearranged hotels and places to meet people

Children must be accompanied by an adult - note must be over 2 years old to be on group vehicle

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Hotel or Accomodation information

Pickup address

Most travelers can participate

We have been forced to temporarily suspend our policyWe guarantee to travel for one person due to low numbers and sustained losses caused by Covid19. Until further notice we will need a minimum of 4 people (or price equivalent) to run tours

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

If you are feeling unwell, please re-schedule or give us a call.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Sep-2022

    Very knowledgeable tour operator (Kelly). Rotorua is a geothermal wonder. Long day if combined with other activity but worth the drive.

  • 28-Sep-2022

    Andy is a very good tour guide. The pictures on the promo page is no where near the actual site but it was a great experience nevertheless.

  • 17-Jul-2022

    Had a wonderful day! Andy took us around and was very informative about the area to extra sights. The spa was the perfect end to day. Highly recommended this as a must see.

  • 16-Jul-2022

    Great experience not to be missed if you are in Auckland for a short period of time. Lunch included was well catered for and Andy our guide, was very knowledgeable.

  • 11-Jul-2022

    Our guide Fran was amazing. She shared a lot of interesting things with us Although the tour at Te Puia was a bit too long because of the park guide, the scenery was amazing. I wish we had more time walking about in the park rather than waiting for other people on different tours.

  • 13-Jun-2022

    Andy was our tour guide for the day but he felt more like a driver because when we arrived at Te Puia we joined a group which was guided by a local resident and we spent quite a lengthy time with him. Despite this Andy was knowledgeable and talkative throughout the long journey to Rotorua. It was amazing to see the Geothermal activities and to learn a bit about the Māori culture. Although it was a long drive the spacious minivan made it a comfortable journey but because of the long drive, we felt like there wasn’t enough time to explore more of the Geothermal grounds and to possibly see more Māori historical buildings etc. The local guide said that we had 3 hours left to roam the area but we had no time as we had to attend the lunch buffet before it closed and make our way back to central Auckland, which we arrived in the evening. I suggest to book a overnight accommodation in Rotorua beforehand to make most of this amazing trip.

  • 12-Jun-2022

    We thoroughly enjoyed our guides experience and the timetable for the day. The Polynesian baths were a great stop to relax.

  • 06-Mar-2020

    Great day out, nice and relaxed, enough time to go at my own pace. Lunch was great. Pick up and drop off really handy.

  • 23-Feb-2020

    Jafa here, 24th January was my birthday and decided to spend time in Rotorua for the day. It was a bloody hot day but I really enjoyed exploring both Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland and Te Puia which came with free buffet lunch... yum yum!! Then, we did brief Rotoroa Lake and City tour but ended up staying at a park for over an hour as another driver who was meeting us at Matamata was held up on another tour. With regard to the seats in bus, the one that took us from Auckland to Hobbiton stopover I sat in the single seat chair and found it really uncomfortable. It wasn't wide enough to fit in and lock my seat belt in. :( At a quick stop before Hobbiton, I asked to move over to front seat (next to driver) and was so relieved and lucky to sit there most of the trip except from Matamata to Auckland. Front seat was unavailable, so I sat at the back and realised they were large seats, they appeared to be wider than seats in front of me? I was not complaining :-) Lastly, we had different drivers throughout the day and each of those drivers took care of us which really made our day, thank you team! :-)

  • 10-Feb-2020

    I cant praise this day out enough. The pick up was well organised and on time - comfortable small bus and a very nice small group. Daryl the guide was very welcoming and friendly. He is very knowledgeable about the area and gave us a lot of background information. The thermal/cultural site at Rotorua is very well organised and interesting. Daryl provided us with a tour of the city and interesting parts of the surrounding area. This was a long day but well worth it - I am so pleased I went on the trip.

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