Waitomo Glowworm Express: Auckland to Rotorua
This full day sightseeing tour takes you from Auckland to Rotorua while stopping in Waitomo for a wonderful guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworms Caves. Enjoy the beauty of your surroundings all the way from Auckland to Rotorua as well as a guided tour of the spectacular Waitomo Glowworms Caves.
Once you leave Auckland in the morning, you will be taken through the Waikato and King Country regions. Take note of the fabulous farmland and countryside during the drive and enjoy the informative and entertaining commentary delivered by your driver guide. Highlights like Rangiriri will be pointed out along the way. This site is where a major battle took place between the Maori people and the British forces in 1863.
Once you arrive in the quaint town of Waitomo, you will be taken on a 45 minute underground guided tour through the famous Waitomo Glowworms Caves. These limestone caves were formed over 30 million years ago and you will learn all about the amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations that you will see on your tour. The tour finishes off with a lovely boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Take a look around you and notice how the thousands of glowworms light your way.
Your trip to Rotorua continues as you pass through the magica Fitzgerald Glade. The trees here arch over the road and for a kind of natural, green tunnel which is an absolute pleasure to behold. A tasty picnic-style lunch is available for those who pre-booked (optional extra) and is served on board the coach. When you reach the famous geothermal city of Rotorua, your tour will come to an end. If you have extra time on your hands, it's highly recommended that you spend some time exploring the geothermal sights and learn more about the rich Maori culture in this very area.
Tour Details & Highlights
- Full day tour
- Operates daily
- Departs Auckland, arrives Rotorua
- Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
- Luxury coach travel Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
- Waitomo Glowworms Caves guided tour
- Waikato and King Country scenery
- Multilingual options are available
- Free WiFi is available on this tour
Enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch served on board the coach as you feast your eyes on your splendid surroundings. This lunch includes a sandwich, fruit, cake and drink. Vegetarian options are available upon request.