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Overview
The Waitomo Caves and Rotorua are two of the most visited attractions on New Zealand’s North Island. This tour visits both in one day and ensures you maximize your time and money, with hotel pickup, entrance fees, and lunch all included. Spot glowworms as you cruise through Waitomo Caves, marvel at the geothermal wonders of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, and experience Kiwi farm life at the Agrodome.
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You'll start at
102 Hobson Street
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  • 1
    GreatSights
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 2
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Agrodome
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Te Puia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
102 Hobson Street
102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Highlights
  • Spectacular photo ops at Waitomo Caves and Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve
  • Discover New Zealand culture at the Agrodome and other sites
  • Great value: Hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees included
  • Flexible tour: Choose to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland
What to Expect
After pickup from your central Auckland hotel, journey to the Waitomo Caves in the King Country region in an air-conditioned coach. Once there, explore underground caverns, caves, and tunnels, and marvel at stalactites and rock formations. Visit Glowworm Grotto and join an underground riverboat cruise beneath thousands of glittering glowworms. In the Agrodome, a working sheep and cattle farm, glimpse into New Zealand farming traditions. Learn day-to-day running of a dairy farm, watch sheep shearing and mustering demonstrations, and take part in activities, such as milking a cow or feeding calves and lambs. Eat a packed lunch (included) in the coach, as you travel to Rotorua. Keep your camera on hand at the Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, as you stroll past bubbling mud pools, hissing fumaroles, and striking silica terraces. Don’t miss a peek at the Pohutu Geyser, which can reach up to 100 feet (30 meters) high. At the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, discover New Zealand’s rich Maori heritage; learn Maori culture, customs, and traditions in a meeting house that’s considered sacred by the Maori; and admire wood carvings, weavings, and artworks. Finally, remain in Rotorua to explore further or be dropped back at your Auckland hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
13h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • All tours are operated by a luxury 4 star coach with on board toilet
  • 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 40 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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NKA wrote a review 20 Mar
1 contribution
The tour was very organised. We had to stick to our timings and all passengers kept time. Our driver Rachael was very informative and kept the tour interesting while we were travelling. We enjoyed our tour to all places visited.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Surreysunlovers wrote a review 18 Mar
Surrey, United Kingdom42 contributions11 helpful votes
We enjoyed our tour to the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. To see all the highlights makes for a long day so therefore expect to be tired. The gloworms in the caves and the trip on the boat are something that will never be forgotten and Rotorua is a very well kept town. The geysers
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Rotorua Full Day Tour: Waitomo Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia departs Auckland
Responded 1 week ago
Kia Ora Surreysunlovers, Thank you for choosing to see Waitomo Caves and Rotorua with us. We appreciate you writing a review and we wish you all the best for all future travels - in New Zealand and beyond. Jerome and the team at GreatSights
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WebUserUnknown wrote a review Feb 2020
Long Beach, California8 contributions
Very well organized. Because it's a long haul, it was important for us to stick to a strict schedule, and our driver did a fantastic job of keeping us informed and punctual. Lunch and snacks were a nice touch, even though I had no room in my stomach for all. Our driver,
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Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Rotorua Full Day Tour: Waitomo Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia departs Auckland
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Kia Ora WebUserUnknown, Thank you for taking out your time to write this review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Our drivers are all well informed and try to provide the best experience for the travellers. We hope to see you again for more amazing tours in New Zealand. All the best for your future travels, Kajol and the team at GreatSights
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Sarah S. wrote a review Feb 2020
8 contributions
To get to the venues there is A LOT of driving in a bus. the driver was very nice and chatty The caves were interesting but you are in the boat looking at the glow worms for about 5 mins and in the caves a total of about 30 mins. Our guide was very nice. there was a nice variety
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Rotorua Full Day Tour: Waitomo Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia departs Auckland
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Kia Ora sarahlynnsan, We appreciate the feedback you have provided with us, the Waitomo Glowworms Caves tour is a shorter visit at 40 minutes, but is a truly magical tour. We are disappointed you did not like the tour, nor the traditional prepared Māori food. However we are pleased that you enjoyed the geyser at Te Puia as well as the Agrodome and your wonderful guide. Regarding the bathrooms, we do recommend going inside the bus terminal for their bathrooms as the bathrooms next door are publicly owned. All the best for your future travels, Cheyenne and the team at GreatSights
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Foodilicious89 wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand569 contributions31 helpful votes
We were visiting Auckland and like to do a day tour to see something outside Auckland. This is a good comprehensive tour. We get to see a lot in Waitomo and Rotorua.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from GreatSightsNZ, Customer Service Representative at Rotorua Full Day Tour: Waitomo Caves, Agrodome and Te Puia departs Auckland
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Kia Ora Foodilicious89 We are pleased to hear that you found the tour informative, it is a great tour to learn more about New Zealand culture. Our drivers and the guides are all well informed and try to provide the best experience for the travellers. We hope to see you again for more amazing tours in New Zealand. All the best for your future travels, Kajol and the team at GreatSights
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frandavies57
Penang, Malaysia
53
Stunning scenery & outstanding commentary - something to interest every passenger
We did the full day trip last month with driver Stuart on a GreatSights bus. It was a well-paced day with lots of
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NKA
10
A Day of sightseeing in NZ
The tour was very organised. We had to stick to our timings and all passengers kept time. Our driver Rachael was
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Surreysunlovers
Surrey, United Kingdom
3611
An excellent tour
We enjoyed our tour to the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. To see all the highlights makes for a long day so therefore
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yoaggie
Chicago, Illinois
8518
Glow worm
This is such a great cave to visit. But be careful when following the guide; kind of dark and narrow. Was so cool
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MARTINA S
Sarasota, Florida
36
Day Tour to Bay Islands
Took this tour and have mixed feelings about it. Had the tour description specifically mentioned a more than 7
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OSUGYPSY
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
18370
Long Day but Awesome Tour
This is a long day. About 2 1/2 hours to get there and another 2 1/2 to get back. And you’re only in the cave
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Susan D
Bloomfield Township, Michigan
3814
Don’t waste your money evidently you can get a whale watching tour out of Buckland where they spot the whales and no where to go
Four hours there and four hours back in the bus. On the way the bus driver was entertaining and I learned a lot.
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Lizard
50
Great trip
This was an amazing experience. Also highlighted the fragile state of nature given the recent loss of some of
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Findo2018
Orange County, California
20
Bay of island tour with boat ride to hole in the rock
It’s definitely a very long day just like the tour says but it’s so worth it! We were picked up promptly and
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada
736223
Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, Waitomo
We went on this tour and while it was nice, it was not great. Part of the problem was that our guide was a soft
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