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  • Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)

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Discover the best attractions of the North Island on this 3-day trip from Auckland. See thousands of tiny glowworms on an underground boat ride at Waitomo Caves, explore the picturesque lakeside setting of Taupo and the amazing Huka Falls and experience the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.

Highlights

  • 3-Day North Island tour from Auckland
  • Guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and Glowworm Grotto
  • Explore Rotorua's geothermal wonders
  • 2.5-hour tour of Taupo including Huka Falls
  • Accommodation in Rotorua and Lake Taupo
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Auckland

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What You Can Expect

3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Trip from Auckland

3-Day Waitomo, Rotorua and Taupo Trip from Auckland

Day 1 - Auckland to Waitomo, Rotorua

You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel and travel to Rotorua via the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitomo Caves and enjoy an underground boat ride of the famous Glowworm Grotto.

Next, stop at The Big Apple for lunch (included). After lunch continue to Rotorua through the lush Waikato Plains, the Fitzgerald Glade and Mamaku Hills. On arrival in Rotorua you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua or similar.

Day 2 - Rotorua to Taupo

This morning you will explore Rotorua's geothermal wonderland and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. Your Rotorua morning sightseeing tour includes admission to Te Puia, Rainbow Springs and Agrodome Sheep Show.

In the afternoon travel to Lake Taupo where you'll be transferred to your accommodation.

Accommodation: Suncourt Motor Hotel or similar.

Day 3 - Taupo to Auckland

Day three starts with a 2.5-hour tour of Taupo including the Taupo Marina, Huka Falls, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station, the Craters of the Moon and the famous Aratiatia Rapids.

After the days activities, depart Taupo for Auckland. The tour returns to your Auckland hotel at approximately 6:30pm.

Itinerary

Accommodation:

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua is the largest hotel in Rotorua, set on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Rooms feature a mini fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities, Sky TV, hairdryer and wireless broadband internet access. Hotel facilities include 24-hour reception, currency exchange, restaurant and bar, pool and separate private spa pools and massage services.

Suncourt Motor Hotel (4-star) is located on the shore of Lake Taupo. Facilities include Sky TV, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and views of the lake and/or mountains.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2011

We really enjoyed this tour. The sites were interesting and the hotels were within walking distance to the shops and restaurants as well as picturesque walking paths.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2011

Excellent tour and so much fun we had. The bus drivers are great. Lake Taupo is an amazing place.

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