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It was amazing! Though it was a long trip yet it was worth it because we got to go to a lot of different places. The food they served was delicious too! The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable, funny and entertaining!
This one day tour is a pretty cool way to see as much as you could in one day.
We left Sky City at around 730am, and drove down to the glow worm caves. Did the glow worm cave tour which was spectacular.
The tour bus Driver was very knowledgeable and kept us entertained the whole time with information and facts about the area.
Lunch was quite nice, and eaten on the bus to stay on schedule. We then went to agrodome where we got up close and personal with the animals and again a very knowledgeable farmer discussing NZs farming history and practices.
The last stop was Rotorua and includes a Native Maori greeting and demonstration, and then a guided tour of the geothermal mud pits and geysers.
Yet again the guide was absolutely brilliant and this was the highlight of the day for me.
We then headed back to Auckland direct which was a long haul on the bus, but all in all a wonderful day, and a great way to get a feel for the areas surrounding Auckland!
A full day tour packed with activities. Our informative driver kept us entertained and organized for the various sub-tours enroute. Waitomo Caves were magical as we silently floated in a small boat with a miriad of tiny lights from the glow worms above our heads. We also enjoyed the sheep shearing and herding demo at the farm and the traditional Maori songs and dances at Rotorua. The three snacks/meals onboard were fresh and of high quality.
This tour was amazing! The glow worm caves were magical! Visiting the farm and feeding the animals was a wonderful experience and the geyser in rotorua was a sight to see!
The driver was excellent. He was really on target with managing the trip and getting everyone where they needed to go. He had lots of cool details about all the towns we passed through with regards to arts, cultures, and natural features. The meals and refreshments were very good. The locations proved to be a lot of fun. The glow caves are stunning, with the cave being amazing in and of itself beyond just the glow worms. I loved the Maori welcoming reception, and the geyser was stunning.
The driver, Dennis, gave a great interpretation of NZ past and present. This is a great one day trip if you a little amount of time in NZ.
Waitomo Caves are well worth seeing, just beautiful. We loved the Agrodome, and seeing the geysers at Rotorua finished the day off nicely. Well organised tour and commentary and food that was provided was great. Well worth it.
The caves were incredible. The glowworms illuminated the cave area. The tour guide was excellent.
Absolutely breathtaking and amazing. Our driver Tom was very friendly and knowledgable. The lunch box was delicious. The site was one of the world wonders. I will defintely recommend this tour to everyone. I swear that I will bring my family to New Zealand and take the same tour again. Worth it and you will enjoy it. Thank you Tom and the company.
This is the most wonderful day out! The Waitomo Caves with the gloworms was a very surreal experience. Much better than I ever expected. Adequate lunch and afternoon tea is provided. Rotorua was great to see and we were very lucky that the geysers were all at their finest on our day. The thermal reserve was very special as my husband was picked to be the honorary chief for the day. A really good day well worth it.
It's a long day and not the cheapest tour but well worth it! The caves are very impressive, the geysers at Rotorua are simply staggering and the Agrodome was fantastic fun. It really is a fabulous day out! We took food and drink with us but you really don't need to - just take a camera and a good book for the coach ride.
The highlight of this day was the caves. It was amazing in the cavern on the boat. The animal farm was fun. The trip to the geysers was good to see also. It was a long day but worth it. Our bus driver really made the day for us too, he was very entertaining. We had a delicious lunch and snack late afternoon.
Wonderful day with a great guide, Kenny. What a perfect way to get to see many of the must-see sights in a limited time.
Very enjoyable. Covered all the highlights with adequate time.
This could not have been better! The tour guide, the sights included, the food provided were all top notch. We highly recommend it.
This is a long day - almost 13.5 hours but includes trip to Maori Village and glow worm caves which were well worth the trip. Visit to sheet farm unimpressiv but proably a rquired NZ esperience to see sheep showrn.
Tought 13.5 ride with meals provide on the goal. I would suggest bringing own sandwich unless you like NZ good. Tired after long bus ride but worth the effort and glad we did it