The Waitomo & Rotorua Experience Day Tour

The Waitomo & Rotorua Experience Day Tour

This tour enables you to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and a number of leading attractions in Rotorua, including a Farm Show and Te Puia with its mighty geysers & boiling mud pools, and a cultural performance of Maori song and dance inside Te Puia’s sacred meeting house.

While onboard your coach from Waitomo to Rotorua, a picnic-styled lunch is served. After an action-packed day enjoy a delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Maori rewana bread as you return to Auckland.

Geothermal Phenomena - From the moment you arrive, the scent of sulphur tells you that Rotorua is different. Steam escapes from crevices in the ground, gardens bloom alongside bubbling craters and geysers shoot for the sky.

Cultural Hub of New Zealand - Voted New Zealand's most beautiful city six times, Rotorua’s striking gardens, cobbled streets and fascinating mix of Maori culture and English Tudor architecture give the city a significant point of difference.

Maori Spirit - In Rotorua’s geothermal villages, the tradition of guiding and sharing cultural heritage has been passed down through the generations. You'll find it expressed with true warmth and energy.

Tour Info

Tour Type: Scenic Coach Day Tours
From: Auckland to Auckland
Price: From (NZD) $345 per person
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Code: GS16AL


Price includes hotel pick-up and admissions
Morning snack, light lunch & afternoon snack onboard the coach (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request)
Luxury Coach Transport
Free WiFi available on board this tour

Tour Highlights

  • Ngaruawahia – home of the Maori King
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves – enjoy a guided tour through the long galleries and chambers of the caves, and a unique boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousand of tiny living lights
  • Agrodome Farm Tour including dog trial
  • Te Puia Thermal Reserve – to view mighty geysers and boiling mud pools
  • Cultural Performance at Te Puia – a 45 minute show of Maori song and dance inside Te Puia’s sacred meeting house

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure & Return Details: SkyCity Travel Centre at 102 Hobson Street (near the Sky Tower), Auckland or from selected centrally located accomodations
  • Departure Time: 7:30am
  • Duration: 13 hours (approximate)
  • Return Details: Approximately 8:10pm, Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson Street
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • 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.

General Information

  • Child ages are 3-14 years inclusive (under 3 years are free of charge)
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Daily departing city sightseeing tours.
  • A modern fleet of luxury coaches specifically designed for sightseeing and touring around New Zealand.
  • Glass roofed coaches on a number of tours.
  • Multi-lingual commentary
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from inner city hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.

Tourism Affiliations

Qualmark Endorsed Visitor TransportQualmark Enviro Silver


There are 35 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.3 out of 5.

Tour Reviews

All good. We had direct line to Waitomo Caves and right on time for Maori performance. And the guide Rachel is amazing, she keep talking all the way on bus explaining about our trip and New Zealand. Very informative. Well done.
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Very good driver. Service was good.
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The driver was knowledgeable and his safe driving made our trip really comfortable. The Waitomo glowworm caves were absolutely stunning! The Agrodome was also a fun experience. The packed lunch and snacks were delicious. The Maori show was a delight! It would have been a 5 star experience if we had more time to gaze at the geysers. - it was roughly 15 minutes or so. Also, it was slightly confusing with people dropping off at different locations since the group was made up of individual tourists with varied itineraries. You could have informed us of this in advance.
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Our tour guide/ driver (Rachael) was very informative and professional. 45min cultural show was a bit too long, it would be better if we were given more time exploring Agrodome or Te Puia Thermal Reserve.
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It was a good experience!
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The city tour was good , however at Kelly Tarlton's it was a bit rushed, should have given more time there. The line to enter Kelly Tarlton's took about 10 minutes.
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The tour operated as as advertised. It is a full day and I believe tries to do too much. My main interest in visiting Rotorua was really the thermal area of geysers etc. We had a lengthy drive to the glowworm caves to see a few bright lights on the ceiling, I think it is a rather overrated pastime. In Rotorua, the Agrodome experience was very good but far too long was spent on the Maori heritage show and not enough on viewing the Geysers and Mud pool and only a short time was available before we had too leave.
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We had an informative and fun filled day. Loved to Waitmo Caves, the Agrodome and, of course the Rotorua geysers and mud pools. Excellent driver and commentaries on board the bus and at the attractions. Thanks for your help, Toni.
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The tour is awesome. The glowworm cave, the hot water geyser and boiling mud pools, Maori cultural show - everything is worth seeing. We enjoyed the tour very much.
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Good tour, knowledgeable driver, timekeeping not always the best so end of the day became a bit rushed at Rotorua. Highlight of day has to be Maori performance at Rotorua and the Maori guide at the geysers, shame that that was the part that we ran short of time on.
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The Waitomo & Rotorua Experience Day Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: GS16AL
From (NZD) $345 per person
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35 reviews (4.3/5)

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