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Davjo United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Most enjoyable!

Isobel M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Good way to get from Bay of Islands to Auckland

Peggy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Loved this tour!!!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Loved this tour. Glowworm caves not to be missed. Driver was a wealth of information

Sonya M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

Very suitable tour. The cave is exceptional. I come from Bulgaria where we have all kind of caves, but this small one with this lights in the dark - great experience. This tour is nice because you can stay for a night in Roturua.

Jim and Janet United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

Bus trip turns into fun adventure under superb leadership of driver, Paul, and his trainee, Andy. The 5-hour drive flew by as Paul provided facts and stories about New Zealand. The riders played “The Game” to test retention of information provided by Paul and generally entertain the group. The Caves were fascinating. Needed more shopping time and the photos are too expensive.

Marco Antonio E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

The trip from Auckland to Rotorua via Glowworm caves was brilliant. The driver was very helpful. altogether would recommend to anyone.

ANNETTE L Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

very nice places we saw


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

This was very interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable. The bus was very comfortable and we enjoyed the sights on our way to Rotorua.

Thi Thu Huong H

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2016

The driver was very knowledgeable and helpful. The cave with glowworms was also amazing but I wish they would have given more time for boating and looking for some souvenirs from the shop.


4 star rating: Recommended
February 2016

The caves are gorgeous, and the sweet-and-short-tour gave us a good timing in moving onto our next destination in Rotorua.

Marlene F

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2015

Excellent trip altho long. Bus comfortable and caves fun. would recommend,

Nadia M

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Very professional, driver was lovely

Rebecca C

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2014

Well organised. Driver was comical and everyone seemed to enjoy his chat and sense if humour. Tour was extremely informative and extremely helpful dropping me off at my hotel as I was a solo traveller!! I would definitely recommend.

Francis P

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2011

Very good indeed. The Waitomo cave trip is a "must see" for your North Island visit, and the commentary by the Great Sights coach driver, Peter, on the trip to Waitomo was useful, if a little quirky (and none the worse for that)!

Rotorua was interesting to wander round, particularly the gardens in the centre, but we only had a and few hours as we took the bus to Hamilton for an overnight stay before catching the Overlander train to Wellington - another must!

Salvatore T USA

4 star rating: Recommended
January 2010

A nice trip! The glow worms and cave were really awesome! It is a nice way to see one of the major attractions and also get from one place to another. I don't recommend having the lunch included. We did it because we weren't sure if there were any other options. The place that you stop at for lunch sells things a la carte and the buffet was not worth the price!

Huei-ju T Taiwan

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

I was very impressed by the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The two drivers were very humorous and kind to us. Yet I was a little disappointed at the lunch.

Triin S Estonia

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

I really liked the caves, even though they were strongly crowded.


4 star rating: Recommended
June 2007

I was really surprised by the glowworms. This is definitely worth a visit.

a i r

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

overall the tour was good but we only had EXACTLY enough time to do the glowworm caves. we didnt even have 5 minitues to look in the gift shop! i felt rushed and disappointed as we will not be returning.

James L

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2011

Good start to our trip


2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2015

Enjoyed the tour of the Waitomo Caves, although timing was rather rushed.
Rest of the tour is 'overpromised' - no stop for morning tea. we were just handed a box of fruit before we got on the bus. The driver gave a lot of information, pointing out things to look out for as we drove through the countryside.
No photos to upload since there was no opportunity to take photos.

Kenneth H

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
April 2014

The Waitomo Caves are spectacular; the rest of the trip (mostly through charming agricultural lands) could have been seen just as easily by car or local bus and the guide seemed uninformed about the remarkable features of the landscape and native forests in the vicinity. The air conditioner was not functioning and other riders were complaining although it did not seem all that humid to us.

Arlet O

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
December 2011

Great tour guide and bus driver.
Food not so good though. There was not actual morning tea, they just handed a muffin at the start of the trip. Lunch was not better.
I would recommend people to buy something fresh at the Waitomo Caves for lunch or to take some sandwiches/Fruits with you.
Expensive considering that you only get off the bus for 30 minutes to visit the Waitomo Caves but you get to see a lot of the country side.

Karen S

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
May 2011

Expensive for what we got. I'm sure some if not all the "glow worms" are in fact LED lights as the worms would be too disturbed by all the tourist activity to glow as they appear to do. Driver was helpful

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