Road Guru Private Tours 5 Day Rotorua & Waitomo Explorer

Road Guru Private Tours 5 Day Rotorua & Waitomo Explorer

Explore the geothermal region of Rotorua on this relaxing 5 day tour of the North Island of New Zealand. On your return to Auckland visit the world renowned Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Road Guru Private Tours provide personal multi-day tour of New Zealand that include your own Tour Guide, Driver/Guide. Your guide will travel with you and give their own experiences and expertise and showcase the amazing places of New Zealand.

Road Guru help you enjoy more time with your family and friends while on holiday in New Zealand. Having your own Road Guru Driver Guide travelling with you will take the stress out of travelling to each destination and focus more time of enjoying the beautiful scenery and fun activities.

Road GURU's provides pricing for your own Driver Guide + Vehicle hire and will provide a package that is unique to the areas that you want to visit while travelling New Zealand. Road GURU Driver Guides drive a range of quality vehicles. There are options to travel in a 4 seater Toyota Highlander or up size to an 11 seater Mercedes Sprinter for bigger groups. All costs related to the tour guide including meals, accommodation, flights and ferry tickets are included. Customer flights, ferry tickets, accommodation, meals and entrance fees are not included.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Private Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departures: Jan 2020 - March 2021
Price: From (NZD) $2425 per person
Tour Operator: Road Guru
Duration: 5 Days


Road Guru Driver Guide
Rental vehicle of your choice including airport collection charges
Admission to Skyline Skyrides
Relax at the Polynesian Spa
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Multi night stay in Rotorua

Tour Highlights

Maori Mitai Cultural Evening with traditional Feast
Admission to Te Puia's Geothermal Valley

This is an privately chartered tour and operates on demand.

* Terms & Conditions apply to any discounts and/or specials above. Your designated tour consultant will apply the appropriate discounts automatically to your quote and detail any currently applicable 'Exclusive Specials'.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Auckland
Welcome to Auckland! Once you’ve moved through customs and collected your baggage, it’s time to sign for your rental car and check-in at your accommodation. You’ve landed on the doorstep of New Zealand’s largest city, an idyllic setting overlooking the forested Waitakere Ranges, the sheltered Manukau Harbour and the island-studded Hauraki Gulf to the north.

No wonder over a million people choose to live here! Beautiful beaches and dreamy offshore islands are just half an hour from the city. In fact, the sea is so much a part of the place that an unusually high number of people own their own boats giving the city its moniker of the ‘City of Sails’.

Day 2. Auckland – Rotorua
Head south on State Highway 1 to the city of Rotorua. Perhaps you’d like to take the opportunity to visit Hobbiton. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit movie series were filmed on picturesque private farmland near Matamata. There are spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges from the rolling green hills of the farm, which is a working sheep and beef unit. The Hobbiton movie set has been completely rebuilt and will remain as it was seen in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

This evening you will be picked up and taken to the Mitai Village for a unique and unforgettable cultural experience. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream and see glowworms in their natural habitat. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During the cultural performance, you’ll learn about New Zealand’s past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). (D) (2 nights)

Day 3. Rotorua Sightseeing
Rotorua has been known for its geothermal activity for over 150 years and today you are able to see, feel, smell and hear some of this wonder of nature. At Te Puia, experience the raw power of Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley with bubbling mud pools, steaming vents and the world famous Pohutu Geyser.

Take a journey into the heart of Maori culture, arts and crafts. Then take a ride on the 8 seater gondola which climbs up the side of Mt Ngongotaha and experience Rotorua’s most spectacular views with Skyline Skyrides. This is a fun, all age, all weather attraction with views of the City and Lake Rotorua.

You can have lunch here at the café or restaurant, and enjoy the fresh air a little more if you decide to ride a cart down the Luge. At the end of the day you can relax at the Polynesian Spa where you have the choice of 7 hot mineral spring pools – or upgrade to some wonderful treatments from the Spa such as the Aix Massage.

Day 4. Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland
Head north back to Auckland today. On the way stop off at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves (included in the tour price). For over 100 years Waitomo Glowworm Caves have attracted millions of people from all over the world.

The moment you enter this subterranean wonderland you’ll discover an ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos. You’ll experience a boat trip like no other, journeying through the starry expanse of the Glowworm Grotto, while your way is lit by a multitude of tiny glowworm lights.

Day 5.Depart Auckland
Schedule some last-minute sightseeing or shopping before making your way to Auckland airport. Leave your car at the rental depot located at the airport today for your onward flight.

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Departures: May 2018 to Aug 2020

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