Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour (One Way)

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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Tour one way small groups

From US$181.92

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 13 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This convenient day trip visits two of the North Island’s most popular attractions from Auckland in a single day, which would be difficult if traveling independently. The small-group, fully guided mini-bus tour takes you to several natural wonders, such as rivers, natural geothermal pools, and glow-worm caves. Your guide will tell you all about the natural and cultural history, to help you better understand what you’re seeing.
  • Visit two must-see sites in one day: Rotorua and the Waitomo Caves
  • Learn from your local guide and live commentary on the bus
  • Entrance fees and snacks are included
  • Hotel transfers from select hotels are included

What's Included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Waitomo Caves
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. If you haven’t yet booked your hotel – please choose SkyCity Hotel as this is our central meeting point. If you want to change your pick up, please feel free to contact us. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Swiss Belsuites Victoria Park 05:40 AM Park Hyatt 05’:40 AM Sofitel Viaduct Harbour 05:40 AM M Social 05:45 AM Hilton Hotel 05:40 AM Movenpick Hotel 05: 45 AM Adina Apartment Hotel 05:45 AM Copthorne Auckland City 05:45 AM Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments 05:45 AM Avani Auckland Metropolis Residences 05:45 AM Pullman Auckland 05:45 AM SO/Auckland 05:45 AM Queen Street Backpackers 05:45 AM JW Marriott Auckland City 05:50 AM Heritage Auckland 05:50 AM Ibis Budget Auckland Central (Pick up also for CityLife, Barclay Suites, Holiday Inn Express) 05:50 AM Crowne Plaza 05:55 AM Rydges Hotel 05:55 AM The Grand By SkyCity 05:55 AM SkyCity Hotel 05:55 AM Four Points by Sheraton 05:55 AM Grand Millennium Auckland 06:00 AM Airedale Boutique Suites 05:55 AM Kiwi International Hotel 06:00 AM VR Auckland City, 188 Hobson Street 06:00 AM YMCA Auckland 05:55 AM Cordis Auckland 06:05 AM Haka Lodge 06:05 AM Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive 06:20 AM Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.

What To Expect

Auckland Central (Pass By)

Waikato Region (Pass By)


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Otorohanga (Pass By)

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Rotorua

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Near public transportation
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 7 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours notice).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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