Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Caves and Kiwi Tour

Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Caves and Kiwi Tour

View the best of rural New Zealand landscape and enjoy all that the Waitomo area has to offer with this full day tour from Auckland.

The tour starts with a drive through the Waikato region with its rich Maori history and stunning farming landscapes.

Enter the Ruakuri Cave by way of a magnificent spiral ramp. This is New Zealand's longest guided underground walking tour and gets you up close to the Waitomo glowworms, as well as a wide range of limestone stalactite and stalagmite formations. Winding passageways, vast echoing caverns, deep crevices and the distant thunder of subterranean waterfalls bring a different energy and character to Ruakuri.

Unlike many other cave systems in the area, photography is allowed throughout the tour and the walkway is suitable for both wheelchairs and pushchairs.

After the cave tour and light refreshments, your guide will take you on the Ruakuri valley walk including limestone outcrops, native forest and natural sculpted cliffs. A short drive brings you to a beautiful location for lunch, a buffet featuring traditional New Zealand barbeque. After lunch, you will have the chance to see the Kiwi bird being fed at the Otorohanga Kiwi house and native bird park, home to many native New Zealand birds as well as the iconic tuatara.

Return to Auckland at the end of the day.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
From (NZD) $305 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: BBCK


Complimentary hotel pick up and drop offs
Return transport with full commentary from Auckland
Guided tour of Ruakuri Cave
BBQ style buffet lunch
Entry to the Otorohanga Kiwi Bird House

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Departs daily
  • Departure Point: Auckland Inner City free pick up included.
  • Departure Time: 7.00am
  • Duration: 11.5 hours
  • Return Details: 6.30pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • A minimum of 2 people are required
  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

Tourism Affiliations

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There are 4 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

The tour was great the guide was informative, lunch delicious. A tour well worth doing.
Overall Tour Rating

Alexander our guide was extremely knowledgeable and such a gentlemen. He was very accommodating to all of our needs. The tour was wonderful with eight people in our group. Seeing the cave in a smaller group made the tour seem so personalised. The caves were amazing. The food at the farm was wonderful and we loved seeing the kiwis being fed and watching them chase the staff that were feeding them. Great day. Would highly recommend this tour.
Overall Tour Rating

Caves and Kiwis tour was a really great way to spend my Sunday! It was just me and one other girl travelling, our driver Dawn was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. The three of us had a great time getting to Waitomo caves - we stopped for breakfast on the way, and then an hour and a half later we stopped again for additional coffee and tea. Van is 2017 model, very spacious and comfy. I had a walking tour booked in Waitomo but there was an option to upgrade to tubing - Dawn asked me if I was interested, and when I said yes, she quickly arranged an upgrade for me. By the time we got there, everything was ready for me to go to the caves! Caves are absolutely beautiful, definitely a great memory for the rest of my life. We then went to a buffet cafe located on top of a hill with incredible views. Again, it was just us in the restaurant - the owners were very attentive and friendly, the food was great! We then travelled to the Kiwi house, explored some bird cages and got to attend a talk about Kiwis. We saw the birds in their rooms, it was quite dark as they are nocturnal - sometimes difficult to see. Then we headed home, managed to nap during the ride home so was well rested when I got back despite an action packed day. I will definitely go wit Bush and Beach tours again, very personal approach!
Overall Tour Rating

We were in awe of the beauty and the wonder of the limestone caves. We were amazed at how you were able to show millions of years of natures beauty in such a non-invasive and respectful way. We will certainly be recommending the cave tour to anyone going to NZ. Also, the tour of the Kiwi exhibit, the lunch, the historical walk were very impressive. Our guide, Geoff, was very knowledgeable and impressed us. He's a great guy and timed the complete tour perfectly.
Overall Tour Rating

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Auckland Sightseeing Coach Tour | Caves and Kiwi Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: BBCK
From (NZD) $305 per person
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