Waitomo & Rotorua

MUST-SEE PLACES TO VISIT NEAR AUCKLAND

 

Must-See Places to Visit Near Auckland

See the special features of the central North Island on a full two-day sightseeing tour to Waitomo Caves and Rotorua from Auckland.

This escorted sightseeing tour has it all: magical glow-worms and world-famous limestone formations at Waitomo Caves, one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations, as well as the rich cultural heritage, thrill-seeking fun and geothermal bounty of Rotorua.

We travel south from Auckland through the lush Waikato farmlands to the world famous Waitomo glow-worm caves, about a two-and-a-half-hour drive.

 

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Waitomo Caves

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, you can take a 45-minute guided tour through the Waitomo glow-worm caves. Formed out of limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves will amaze you with their staggering stalactites, stalagmites and towering caverns. But what makes these caves truly special are the glow-worms. These little creatures are unique to New Zealand and zillions of them line the cave walls like tiny, wee fairy lights. Take a short, magical boat ride through the Glow-worm Grotto: an underground cavern illuminated by the twinkling lights of thousands of tiny glow-worms. Lonely Planet calls the Waitomo Caves a ‘must see’. We rate it as a ‘must-show’!

As an option we can visit the Otorohanga Kiwi House to see New Zealand’s famous national icon after leaving Waitomo.

Sightseeing With A Personal Touch

Talk to us, we can give you great deals on Waitoma and Rotorua Tours. All our drivers have great local knowledge and know about spots of special interest. Choose what you would like to see and we’ll take you there. Our tours of must-see places to visit near Auckland are a great idea for a family or group of friends. Call 021-02699512. We offer great rates, and very flexible itineraries. We work in with you.

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Rotorua

Rotorua’s spectacular geothermal wonders are a mecca for visitors and the city’s reputation as a spa town is legendary. Looking for a bit more action? Rotorua is an adventure playground with a huge range of activities and attractions to enjoy. There really is something for everyone in Rotorua.

Agroventures has six incredible adventure rides in one buzzing location, Tutea Falls is highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world, and Rotorua Canopy Tours take you high in trees. You can Zorb down a hill inside an inflatable globe, go flying down the luge at Skyline Rotorua or power around the purpose-built watercourse in a high speed Hamilton Jet Boat. Are you a keen mountain biker? Rotorua is renowned as a premier riding destination. With around 130km of continually evolving trails in the 5600 hectares of the Whakarewarewa Forest there is a biking trail for all.

The Agrodome is an organic working farm on the outskirts of Rotorua and offers a unique farm experience and some great fun, family activities. Take a tour of in all-terrain vehicles and get an insight into farming life in New Zealand as you see sheep-shearers and sheep dogs in action.

Rotorua offers it all. We can visit Pikirangi Maori Village, a traditional Maori village, or the Kiwi House to encounter our amazing, nocturnal national bird.

The Geothermal Valley (Te Whakarewarewa) is the best place to explore the region’s mud pools and world famous geysers and the “Living Maori Village”.

We then leave Rotorua and head to the Arateatea Rapids, the Huka Falls and settle down for the night at the glorious lake Taupo. At the end of the great two day tour there is also the optional visit to Hobbiton in Matamata, the set where movie magic was made for the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

We make our way back to Auckland through more picturesque countryside. Join us on this spectacular sightseeing tour of must-see places to visit near Auckland and experience some of New Zealand’s unique cultural heritage and natural wonders. Our Auckland to Rotorua and Waitomo Tour gives you the best of New Zealand nature and Maori culture in one magical trip, with adventure if you want it.

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