Visit New Zealand's world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with this guided tour which forms part of a full-day sightseeing tour from Rotorua to Auckland. Enjoy a sightseeing day tour from Rotorua to Auckland and find out just why so many tourists visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
As you depart from the active geothermal area of Rotorua in the morning, you will travel through some of the finest farmlands in the country and into the King Country region. On the way, your driver guide will make sure that you are entertained with some fascinating stories about the local history while pointing out some of the most amazing highlights as well. Such sights include Fitzgerald Glade where the trees form an arch above and a kind of natural, green tunnel.
Upon arrival in the little town of Waitomo, you will be taken on a 45-minute guided tour of the famous Glowworm Caves. The caves were descovered in 1887 and, today, they are one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. Make your way through the underground caverns and learn just how such spectacular formations as these stalactites and stalagmites were formed over millions of years. At the end of your tour, you will be taken on an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto. Take a look around and you will be amazed by the amount of light provided by the thousands of glowworms that surround you.
Once your Glowworm Caves tour comes to an end, you will be able to enjoy some leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex. Café and restaurant type meals area available (own cost) or you can pre-book a tasty buffet lunch (optional extra). Take in the picturesque views and find out all about this beautiful region in the discovery centre. We will then continue on to the lovely Waikato region, which is also known as the dairy farming capital of New Zealand, and then north to Auckland to conclude your tour in the afternoon.
Start: Tourism Rotorua
Finish: Sky City Bus Terminal, Auckland
- Full day tour
- Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
- Luxury coach travel Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
- Waitomo Caves guided tour
- Fitzgerald Glade
- Waikato and King Country scenery
- Multilingual options are available
- Free WiFi is available on this tour
Cost per Person
October 2018 - September 2019
- Adult: NZ$258
- Child: NZ$129
- Children 3 - 12 years inclusive
- Infants travel free (no seat)Currency Converter
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