Rotorua Day Trip From Auckland With Options - Guaranteed Departure

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 13 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person
    We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodati.. read more
  • Return Details :
    To your hotel or other location in city centre as specified by you.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have low numbers. We will travel for one person
Experience the birthplace of Tourism in New Zealand Rotorua! Rotorua is located in the North Island of New Zealand and is famous for its beauty, culture, and hospitable locals. On this tour you will learn about Maori culture, see the spectacular thermal activity, and travel through the breath-taking farmlands of the Waikato. Rotorua is a must-see when visiting New Zealand, you wont want to miss it!
This tour is flexible, with options to leave from and return to Auckland, or leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua. Pleasenote if you do not purchase additional options you will have free time to either explore on your own without a guide or extra time at Te puia. Everybody will arrive back in Auckland at the same time.
You can book this tour one way and finish in Rotorua or return to Auckland at the end of the day

Highlights

Small-group tour by minibus

Lunch included

Vegetarian meal option available

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
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

Inclusions

Lunch - 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 by air-conditioned minibus with luxury leater seating

Local taxes

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

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute

Entry/Admission - Te Puia

Exclusions

Morning and afternoon tea available at own expense

Infant meals not included

Gratuities

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 within 48 hours of booking, 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

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

Most travelers can participate

Hotel or Accomodation information

Pickup address

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 27-Jan-2020

    I had a brilliant day. As I was the only one on the first bus to have only booked the "basic" Auckland-Rotorua-Auckland-tour I got a "private tour" from the first stop in Hobbiton to Te Puia in Rotorua. Guide Will suggested to at least add the Maori dance performance and took care of the booking for me. As we left Hobbiton early that gave me some time to get a glimpse of the Rotorua Museum and Sulphur Point before heading for Te Puia, and I also had enough time in Te Puia for a guided tour, the dance performance, lunch and some extra spare time (in which I fortunately managed to see the geysir errupt). Afterwards Dallas picked me up and having two more hous to spare, he first took me to the Redwoods Treewalk and then to a little park with amongst others a beautiful geothermal lake (visiting that site was for free and the lake was just amazing - I wish I remembered the park's name). Then it was time to go back to Matamata to meet Kelly, who brought me (and another gentleman from the US) back to Auckland. I had assumed to fall asleep on the part of the journey after a packed day, but the three of us had such an interesting chat that the drive back just flew by. As said in the beginning I had a brilliant day - thanks again to the three guys mentioned (and also to the first driver whose name I unfortunately forgot - sorry).

  • 17-Jan-2020

    If you happen to be in Auckland, a trip to Rotorua is a must! I took this tour because it was a small group tour. We were five on a spacious, comfortable minibus, The bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser were the best part of the trip followed by the Maori Cultural Experience. The buffet lunch at Te Puia was quite delicious. I recommend this tour.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Fran and Rick really make the bus trips enjoyable with their knowledge of the areas and occasional stops to show us sights not on the itinerary. Rotorua is an exciting place, complete with geysers, great food, acid pits, mud pits, and that volcanic sulphur smell. I HIGHLY recommend adding on Wai-O-Tapu if you're going.
    They went above and beyond taking care of our last-minute travel accommodations and scheduled new travel arrangements for us! Excellent staff and they show how much they really care about showing the participants a great time.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    For 2 hours sightseeing spending entire day not a good idea.Starting at 6.30am from Auckland, stopping for an hour in Habbiton, changing bus reached Rotorua around 11.30 am. We have again started from Maori village at 3pm since we will have take a new group for sightseeing. The entire day wasted with out much activity. Instead we could have taken a inter city bus to Rotorua and booked tours from Rotorua.

  • 27-Aug-2019

    Absolutely worthwhile! Darryl was a terrific guide, knowledgeable, courteous and a safe driver. Wish we had more time in New Zealand.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The driver, Trevor, was excellent; very competent and knowledgeable, friendly and engaging, he made it an enjoyable day.

  • 04-Oct-2018

    Beyond belief.. beautiful ..the shallowest earth 's crust area. See the steam rising from the surrounding town drains and vents. Surrounded by gentle rolling hills lines with thick forest and of course a sheep or two.

  • 18-Apr-2018

    I would suggest renting a car and doing this one on your own to allow more flexibility to do what you want to do. We ended up stopping for coffee on the way and waited a half hour while our driver had breakfast. On the way back we had to wait while the guide picked up some people from a hostel.

  • 07-Apr-2018

    Beautiful sights, friendly knowledgeable staff would highly recommend

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