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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour (One Way)

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    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand

    explore the ancient and amazing caves with many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your Glowworm experience. Board your Glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of Glowworms above you.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive Government Gardens, Rotorua New Zealand

    One day tour from Auckland to the beautiful Waitomo Glowworm Caves and geothermal wonderland of Rotorua (One way trip).

    On this tour you will be picked up from the hotel in our comfortable 12-seater mini-bus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside on a fully guided journey to Waitomo Caves. During the journey to Waitomo you will encounter New Zealand's longest river, beautiful mountains, and see several different farm animals along the way.

    Once in Waitomo you will explore the ancient and amazing caves, with it's many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns,

    before descending even further underground for your glowworm experience. Board your glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms - which are unique to New Zealand - glittering above your head. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller.

    We will continue our adventure with another fully guided journey south to Rotorua, with many more attractions to see along the way, including hydro dams, rivers

    and lots more animals. Once in Rotorua we will guide you past many of its famous and historical sites, including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blue

    Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa, before dropping you at your accommodation or a central Rotorua location.

    Pass By: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand

    Enjoy a fully guided Rotorua City Highlights Tour including Lake Rotorua.

    Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

    Enjoy a fully guided Rotorua City Highlights Tour including the Blue Baths.

    Pass By: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand

    Enjoy a fully guided Rotorua City Highlights Tour including the Government Gardens.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only, starting up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).

    Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.

    Sofitel Hotel Auckland.

    Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, SO/ Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel, Waldorf Stadium Apartments.

    Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.

    AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland, Ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.

    Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.

    Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, Skycity hotel, Skycity Grand Hotel.

    Ports
    Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek), Ports of Auckland (M Social Hotel)
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Waitomo Caves
    • Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride - Waitomo Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice).
    • Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Very nice. The guide Michael was very kind, attentive and knew and explained a lot through the journey. The company seems to be quite serious and professional I do not suggest booking the Maori show at TePuia since it seemed too unnatural. The buffet is expensive but if you are
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    Amazing one-day tour with Lance! The communication with the team was excellent, we managed to book the tour the previous day (less than 12 hrs before) and everything was perfectly organized! There is wi-fi in the van, plus snacks and water :) on our way back we even watched a
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    Kraig was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and the Mouri culture. He made our long drive from Auckland to Waitomo so interesting and fun. I highly recommend This tour company!
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    There are many companies that offer this day trip to Waitomo caves and the Rotorua thermal reserve. I chose Cheeky Kiwi on Viator because they had a better price for small groups. There were six passengers on a brand new Mercedes Sprint and our guide Louise was extremely nice.
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    We booked the Waitomo Cave / Rotorua tour and found out two days before that they were cancelling due to low number of customers. Fortunately we were able to accommodate their next tour. The attractions were very good but we were disappointed in the transportation. The driver
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