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Waitomo and Rotorua Deluxe Tour

Price: $302.00
Waitomo and Rotorua Deluxe Tour from Auckland (Glowworm Caves, Agrodome Farm)
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This Waitomo and Rotorua tour includes a visit to the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a series of limestone formations and cave systems with shimmering lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. It is simply a magical subterranean experience. The Arachnocampa luminosa glowworm is unique to New Zealand, and hundreds of limestone caves lie beneath the craggy King Country hillside. You will be taken on a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through the glowworm cavern.

Departing from Waitomo, enjoy a delicious picnic lunch made locally in Waitomo whilst traveling through the heart of the Central North Island to Rotorua where geysers, bubbling mud pools, and Maori culture await.

Experience Rotorua, a city located approximately 145 miles southeast of Auckland. Rotorua's spectacular geothermal wonders have long provided a mecca for visitors, and the city's reputation as a spa town is legendary. The city is located inside the rim of a volcanic crater on the southern edge of Lake Rotorua, one of the region's largest lakes. You will also visit the Agrodome Farm, where you will be introduced to New Zealand farming during a 45-minute tour on board a purpose-built all-terrain vehicle. Watch a sheep being shorn, hand-feed the animals and finish with a sheep dog demonstration trial

Another highlight of this excursion will be the Te Puia Maori Concert, a 45-minute Maori Cultural Performance inside Te Puia Marae (meeting house). Surrounded by carvings of ancestors, you will be treated to the perfect harmonies, the poi, haka and tititorea. While there, you will visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, one of Rotorua's most famous attractions. See woodcarving, weaving displays and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu geyser, fumaroles and mud pools

Another highlight of this excursion will be the Te Puia Maori concert, a Maori Cultural Performance inside Te Puia Marae (meeting house). Surrounded by carvings of ancestors, you will be treated to the perfect harmonies, the poi, haka and tititorea. While there, you will visit the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, one of Rotorua's most famous attractions. See woodcarving, weaving displays and the thermal valley with the famous Pohutu geyser, fumaroles and mud pools

Please note: This tour is not a transfer tour, and cannot accommodate luggage. The tour departure location is approximately a 10 to 20 minute walk (up to 1 kilometer), or a 5 minute drive from the cruise pier. Guests must find their own way to the tour departure location. Taxis and buses are available at a nominal fee, not included in the tour price.

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Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
13 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Approximately a 10-20 walk, or a 5-minute drive, from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A morning snack, picnic lunch, and evening snack are included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, several of which are uneven or at an incline. There are uneven steps and steep curbs in some areas. Participants must be able to enter and exit the tour vehicle without assistance. Infants ages 2 and younger may attend the tour free of charge, provided that they do not occupy their own seat. Please advise if you will be traveling with an infant when placing your booking.