Leave the city behind on this full-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua and discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand. First stop... the glowworm caves at Waitomo! Enjoy a Waitomo Caves guided tour through long galleries and lofty chambers; see stalactites - formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water - and glide into the magical glowworm cave, illuminated by thousands of glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling. Allow your eyes to readjust as we head to Rotorua for a hands-on New Zealand farm experience; see sheep mustering by highly trained dogs, sheep shearing demonstrations and receive an insight into the history of dairy farm milking. Then it's time to experience one of the best things to do in Rotorua as we head to the famous Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. See the renowned silica terraces, bubbling mud pools and the unique Rotorua geothermal activity. 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. Before your tour concludes, you have the chance to learn about traditional Mori wood carving and woven textiles at the Mori Arts and Crafts Institute, and see how traditional carvings and weaving record history and customs in the marae (Mori meeting house). Choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.
- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Instant Confirmation
- Lowest Price Guaranteed
- Duration: 13 Hrs
Departure Time :
7:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Departure Details :
102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ.. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
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.
Discover some of the best things to see in New Zealand on this one-day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Waitomo and Rotorua; marvel at the famous glowworm caves, see the bubbling mud pools and geysers that make up Rotorua geothermal activity and enjoy a unique New Zealand farm experience. Be sure to soak up the views en route and choose 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
Know More about this tour
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Agrodome
Entry/Admission - New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
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
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
It was a long day but we had enough time at Waitomo and the Agrodome but a little rushed at the geysers. The guided tour at the geysers was excellent. The lunch that was provided was good and the sandwich on the way to Auckland was also good. Overall it was great value for the money.
We thought that each of the 3 locations we stopped and toured were great -- Waitomo Glow Worm Cave, Agrodome and Rotorua! Since we had a short time to visit New Zealand this was a great introduction to your beautiful country! It was great seeing the countryside and the weather was perfect! Everyone at each of the locations could not have been more professional and informative. However, the bus driver (Rachel) was a little over the top with various comments and opinions. This is the reason that we only gave the experience 4 stars.
Excellent tour, and the driver was really great. Real nice english accent. It is a pity that natural luminescence is presented as a common thing. That place deserves a tutorial about chemiluminescence, showing how the worms emit light and the chemistry involved. I couldn't find any picture with the worms glowing, or about their origin and behavior. It could be a nice chemistry class.
The tour is one of the best we have ever had. We saw and experienced a lot. Every step was very well organized. Thank you!
Magnificent tour of the Waitomo Caves and the glow worms. Educational and fun visit to the Maori Cultural Village. Tour was well organized and attention paid to all details.
Booked through Viator, operator was Great Sights. Initially clear communication with Great sights - thank you Connor - much appreciated when you live on ther side of the world, UK, and travelling araound. Shuttle pick up point near our hotel to departure point smooth. Given water and biscuits on arrival. Kenny our driver managed to leave promptly. He was clear and informative and drove safely. Waitomo caves are a great sight to see. Picked up lunchbox and quite substantial and delicious it was. Loved the Agrodome with sheep shearing and farm tour. Visited Maori culture show, Kiwi bird house and geysers at Te Puia all interesting. 14hrs is a long day, so very tiring. Really enjoyed all experiences. The shuttle bus returned us to our hotel to save us getting wet. Bless you! You did a great job Kenny!
Our entire family of five enjoyed this tour. It's a long day on the bus from Auckland, but it's worth the time. Our guide was great - informative, friendly and accommodating. The meals were an unexpected pleasure and they happily accommodated vegetarian and gluten free requests. The bus was comfortable and everything ran on time and as promised. The caves are extraordinary. It's a quick tour but worth it. And, the fries at the cafe are amazing - best we had over two weeks across Australia, NZ and Fiji. The cave guide was warm, knowledgeable and obviously proud of her connections to the original founder. It was interesting, beautiful and not to be missed. I'm glad we did this.
Rotorura was great, but the Waitomo Caves were disappointing. If you blink to fast or too often you might miss the glow worms. The boat ride lasted less then five minutes.
We loved the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua trip. Great Sights hires excellent guides that offer great commentary throughout the drive. Good food. Excellent organization of the tip. Agrodome was especially fun adventure. Highly recommend.
We really enjoyed the trip. Rachael's commentary was very informative and very entertaining. Only issue we had was with the vegan food. Vegan can be something better than a salad pack.