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  • Location: Rotorua, concludes Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:  7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand’s top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo Caves from Rotorua. Travel through the beautiful Mamaku Ranges and discover the scenic countryside of Waikato. Admire local highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade’s leafy canopy. Explore the subterranean Waitomo Caves and marvel at the bright glow-worms living there. Take a boat ride through the cave system and learn of its history from your guide, then enjoy a little free time to explore the Waitomo visitors’ complex at your leisure.

Highlights

  • 7.5-hour one-way tour from Rotorua to Auckland via the Waitomo Caves
  • Explore New Zealand’s famous Waitomo Caves with your guide
  • Marvel at the thousands of tiny glow-worms suspended from the ceiling
  • Take a boat ride through the glow-worm cavern
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch (if option selected)
  • Discover the scenic countryside of Waikato from the comfort of your coach
  • Tour includes pickup from Rotorua and drop-off in Auckland

What You Can Expect

Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

Following a morning pickup from your Rotorua hotel, meet your guide and hop aboard your luxury coach for the journey to New Zealand’s famous Waitomo Caves. Travel through picturesque rural scenery of the Mamaku Ranges and listen as your guide talks of the area’s heritage on route. Enjoy spectacular sights such as Fitzgerald Glade — where the trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery — and capture the countryside views on camera.

On arrival at Waitomo Caves, follow your guide for a 45-minute tour through the world-famous subterranean caverns. Learn how the stalagmites, stalactites and other spectacular limestone rock formations formed over millions of years, and soak up the atmosphere in this otherworldly cavern system beneath the ground.

Take a boat ride through the caves and marvel at the thousands of tiny lights emitted by the glow-worms hanging from the ceilings. First discovered in 1887, the caves are home to glow-worms unique to New Zealand and now rank among the country’s most fascinating and popular attractions.

After your boat ride, explore the Waitomo visitors’ complex at your leisure and learn more about this unique and beautiful corner of New Zealand. Take a seat and relax amongst the trees in the natural setting outside the caves or enjoy a buffet lunch (if option selected). Restaurant and café-style meals are available at your own expense.

When your time at the Waitomo Caves is up, hop back aboard your coach for the onward journey north toward Auckland. Pass through the ‘Bridge City’ of Hamilton and the lush farmland of the Waikato region — the dairy farming capital of New Zealand — and arrive in Auckland in the mid-afternoon to conclude your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

I loved the tour:)
Waitomo Glowworm is the place you cant miss if you have an opportunity to go to Aucland/Rotorua.
I highly recommend this tour all tourists

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

Good trip, some nice stops besides the cave, the cave itself is worth of money paid, - so highly recommended!

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