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Waitomo Glow Worm Caves and Rotorua Overnight Tour from Auckland (2 days/1 night)
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Unique to New Zealand, the Watimo glow worm is a natural highlight. This overnight tour takes you to see these tiny creatures who radiate luminescent light, star-like on cave walls. You'll also visist the Agrodome for a sheep-shearing display and Te Puia to discover the Maori War Dance. Day two gives you free time to explore the geothermal environment of Rotorua.
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Pricing and availability
From $503.99 each  Adults (15 & older) *
From $251.99 each  Children (5 to 14) *
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From $599.99 each  Adults (15 & older) *
From $299.99 each  Children (5 to 14) *
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Day 1: Auckland-Waikato-Roturua
Depart from Auckland traveling down the main southern route from the city, through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history. After morning tea served by your tour director, youíll continue through New Zealandís largest dairy and sheep farming province, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Join your guide on a walking tour through this amazing network of caves. The highlight of your visit will be a gentle boat ride along an underground stream past thousands of glow worms illuminating the cave walls.

A light lunch will be served as your tour continues to Rotorua.

Upon arrival visit the Agrodome, New Zealandís premier agricultural attraction. Board a purpose built tractor for a tour around their working farm. Your guide will teach you everything there is to know about the farming of cattle, deer and sheep and their respective meat and fiber industries in New Zealand. The tour also includes a sheep shearing display in a replica wool shed.

The highlight of the day is a visit to Te Puia, home of New Zealandís Maori Arts and Crafts. Your visit will commence with a 40-minute Maori Cultural Performance. Highlights include a welcome Powhiri, Haka, Poi Dance and Stick Games. Some members of the audience will be invited to participate in a Haka (Maori War Dance). Following the performance, join a guided tour of Te Puia. Learn the history behind Maori carving, weaving and their pre-European lifestyle. Later, visit the famous Whakarewarewa Geothermal area to see the Pohutu Geyser, boiling mud pools, fumeroles, and colorful silica deposits. Youíll also have the opportunity to see Kiwi in Te Puiaīs nocturnal Kiwi House.

You will then be transferred to a 4-star hotel, the Heritage Rotorua (subject to availability). A buffet dinner is included.

Day 2: Rotorua-Auckland
The second day is free day for you to enjoy the geothermal environment of Rotorua. Options include fly fishing, golf, a leisurely dip in the hot springs or even a mud bath followed by a traditional Maori massage (each with a surcharge).

The tour will depart from Rotorua in the late afternoon, returning to Auckland through the popular horse breeding area of Matamata. An evening snack will be served en route.

Inclusions :
  • 2-day/1-night tour of Waitomo and Rotorua
  • 1-nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Rotorua
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch and buffet dinner on day one
  • A light snack on day two
  • Local guides
  • Ground transportation via coach (including hotel pick-up and drop-off for downtown Auckland hotels)
  • Commentary available in English and Mandarin Chinese


2 days/1 night

Departure time and location:
Approximately 7.30 AM; your downtown Auckland hotel

Return time and location:
Approximately 8.15 PM the following day; same as departure location

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available for hotels located in downtown Auckland only. The exact time of your hotel pick-up will depend on the location of your hotel.

Redemption instructions

After booking your activity, simply follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation email or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s):
You must contact the service provider at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled tour to arrange your hotel pick-up. The full contact details will appear on your printed voucher(s). On the day of your scheduled tour, please bring your photo IDs and voucher(s) to the departure location.
Terms and conditions

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity cannot be changed or cancelled. No refunds, credits, exchanges, or cancellations of this Activity are allowed. Refunds will not be issued for unused or partially used attractions or services.