Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of New Zealand's North Island on a 2-day escape from Auckland. Explore the glowing Waitomo Caves, tour a working sheep farm station, and discover Rotorua's geothermal activity and Maori heritage.
Leave Auckland behind you and travel south to the famous limestone formation of Waitomo Caves. Join your guide on a walking tour through this amazing network of caves and be astonished by the tiny glowworms that radiate luminescent light on the walls. Afterward, travel to Agrodome and board a tractor for a tour around their working farm. Learn about New Zealand farming and watch a live sheep-shearing demonstration.
Upon arrival in Rotorua, visit Te Puia, home of New Zealand's Maori arts and crafts. Be welcomed by a Maori cultural performance including the famous haka (war cry). Immerse yourself in New Zealand's indigenous culture and history before enjoying overnight accommodation at a 4-star hotel that includes a buffet dinner.
On day 2, take time to explore the geothermal village of Rotorua at your leisure. Options include a leisurely dip in the hot springs or even a mud bath followed by a traditional Maori massage (each with a surcharge).Your return transfer to Auckland departs in the late afternoon.