3 Day Rotorua Highlights

3 Day Rotorua Highlights

From crystal-clear streams and magical forests, to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. Explore this geothermal wonderland and experience some of the highlights of visiting this New Zealand region.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 3 Day Rotorua Highlights
From: Auckland to Auckland
Valid: Jan 2020 - March 2021
Price: From (NZD) $1012 per person
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Code: SBROT3I


2 nights’ accommodation at Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Luxury coach transport and hotel transfers
Optional breakfasts
Daily departures
Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience and Hangi Feast
Waitomo Caves Guided Tour
Te Puia
Rainbow Springs
Skyline Gondola and Buffet Lunch

Short Break Exclusions & Extras

Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.


Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2020 – March 2021. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

From Auckland travel south to the Waitomo Caves for a guided tour then onto Rotorua.

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see and for 120 years they 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 silent yet magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow worms.

Check in at the Millennium Hotel Rotorua and this evening enjoy a Maori Cultural Experience and Hangi Feast. Visit a Maori village, set in the forest, where you will be taken back to an era before the arrival of the European. Experience a traditional formal welcome ceremony and learn about various art forms, traditions and Maori ways of life as you explore the village.

Enjoy a powerful cultural performance of song and dance. Join your hosts for a relaxed 3 course dinner featuring the traditional hangi that has been steaming under the earth on hot rocks for a number of hours ready for your arrival. As well as the hangi, you will enjoy Maori bread, fresh salads and seafood, mouth-watering desserts and a range of other delicious dishes.

Day 2
Rotorua Sightseeing

Half day morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua today including Te Puia, the Agrodome and Rainbow Springs.

The city of Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so there’s evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. 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 and learn the stories and traditions of this valley and its people. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see New Zealand’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

In the afternoon enjoy the Skyline Gondola and buffet lunch. Travel on the Skyline Gondola up the side of Mount Ngongotaha. From 487 metres above sea level you’ll have stunning panoramic views over Rotorua’s main centre, Lake Rotorua and its environs.

A delicious lunch at Stratosfare is included. You may like to experience the thrill of a luge ride (additional cost). Enjoy scenic forest views as you speed down the tracks in your luge cart. Choose from a range of tracks and set the speed yourself. Following your gondola experience, a transfer shuttle will take you back to your hotel.

Day 3
Rotorua - Auckland

Morning at leisure. Afternoon return to Auckland by coach.


There are 1 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4 out of 5.

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The whole thing was enjoyable. For some constructive criticism, the starts were a bit too early for my liking--7.15am. Also, with the Tuesday ending at 2pm, it meant the tour didn't align with meal breaks. If these issues were addressed, I'd go from very good to the next level up. The events were all excellent.
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