• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 158.13 View price calendar

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This small-group day trip from Auckland features the highlights and hospitality of Rotorua. Visit the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, witness the thermal activity of the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley and tour the city with a knowledgeable guide. Opt for additional free time to explore on your own, or upgrade for a 2-hour private soak at the Polynesian Spa or a visit to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland. You have the flexibility to return to Auckland or end with drop-off in Rotorua.


  • Rotorua highlights tour with a professional guide
  • Drive past the farmlands of Waikato and tour the city
  • Watch cultural demos at the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute in Te Puia
  • Stroll past bubbling mud pools and Pohutu Geyser
  • Upgrade to add on Polynesian Spa or Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Travel with a small group by air-conditioned minivan
  • Select a round-trip from Auckland or be dropped off in Rotorua

What You Can Expect

Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Boiling mud at Te Puia

Customer Reviews

Naomi N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Beautiful sights, friendly knowledgeable staff would highly recommend

Maureen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Awesome even though the journey was about 3.5 hours each way.
Commentry helpful and informative. The living Maori Village well worth the journey,allowing us to immerse ourselves in Maori history culture,traditions and unique way of life including a cultural performance,weaving display,hangi food and a ta moke tattoodisplay

brendan h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very well informed guides -Gary and David were excellent.We were treated as VIPs throughout.

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Excellent tour. Vic went out of his way to show us some extra scenes and his knowledge of New Zealand was fantastic. We opted to stay in Rotorua and he dropped us to our hotel and assisted with our luggage.

Olga H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was indeed an exciting day trip. The amazing green country side and scenery was just unbelievable. Every one traveling with us in our van were as amazed as me and arriving at Rotorua was just another incredible site. Lunch was good and enjoyed the people who had lunch with us as they were coming from different parts of the world, all quite fascinated being in Rotorua and seeing such gorgeous sites like the Blueys thermal pool, enjoying the biggest geyser in the southern hemisphere and the heated mud pools. The icing on the cake at the end of the tour was spending few hours at the Polynesian spa where we relaxed. The only thing I regret was not buying more manuka honey.

Paul N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Driver Gary was a delight just absolutely exceptional he gave us tips about New Zealand, history tidbits, and drove us through the Prime Minister's hometown, just for kicks. Oh, the Rotorua tour? That was great too! I enjoyed the quick lesson in pronouncing Maori. One thing that wasn't included in the booking was the Haka presentation, so pay for that onsite because it was worth it. I added the hot springs spa to my day trip. While nice, the water is--yep, you guessed it--hot, so it was good for a half hour or so. I suggest that, instead of the hot springs, you do the add-on to see the additional geysers.

Susanne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was excellent. It was great being part of a small, friendly group, and the tour guides Chris and Dallas were both fantastic. They both went out of their way to ensure we were seeing what we wanted to, and were flexible if we finished an activity before we were supposed to! The set up at Te Puia was fantastic- as was seeing the geyser. The resident kiwi was hiding when I was there, but it was lovely they had one. I added in the tour of Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland- and recommend it.

Flora G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Most enjoyable day trip . Driver timely ,efficient and helpful .Maori guide and dance display very appropriate and enjoyable.Loved the black swans .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

I ended up buying this tour halfway through the hour, but it was a pleasant surprise. It starts very early but the staff was very punctual. We spent the morning in the city of Rotorua, we saw the Maori culture center and several places with geothermal activities which are very beautiful. The ride is long but worth it.

James E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this tour was excellent, very informative!!!!!

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