Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland. The geothermal area of Rotorua and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are must-see destinations for any traveler to the North Island of New Zealand. Your guide accompanies you to the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia for an immersive cultural experience, then takes you to Lake Rotorua after a cafe lunch. You'll experience the awe-inspiring magic of tiny glowworms on a boat ride into the caves and learn about their natural history.

Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Day Trip from Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand

Day Tour
Duration:13 hours
Price: Starting from $320.00 per person
The geothermal area of Rotorua and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are must-see destinations for any traveler to the North Island of New Zealand. Your guide accompanies you to the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia for an immersive cultural experience, then takes you to Lake Rotorua after a cafe lunch. You'll experience the awe-inspiring magic of tiny glowworms on a boat ride into the caves and learn about their natural history.
The geothermal area of Rotorua and the Waitomo Glowworm Caves are must-see destinations for any traveler to the North Island of New Zealand. Your guide accompanies you to the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia for an immersive cultural experience, then takes you to Lake Rotorua after a cafe lunch. You'll experience the awe-inspiring magic of tiny glowworms on a boat ride into the caves and learn about their natural history.

Your small-group day trip to Rotorua and Waitomo begins with an early morning pickup from your hotel in central Auckland between 6:30am - 7:30am. On arrival at your first destination, visit Te Puia and its key attraction: the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. After you watch the cultural demonstrations, you're served a hot lunch at the cafe, then taken to Rotorua highlights such as the Rotorua lakefront and Government Gardens.

Next up are the ever-popular Waitomo Caves, famous for their tiny inhabitants — the arachnocampa luminosa, more commonly known as the New Zealand glowworm. See thousands of them radiating their unmistakable glow in the dark as your guide provides informative commentary on the caves' historical and geological significance. A boat ride takes you deeper into the caverns for a look.

If you opt to upgrade your full-day tour, gain admission to the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland to explore the geyser, mud pools, and geothermal area. 

Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Auckland, with the option to stay on in Rotorua.

 

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