Private Full-Day Rotorua Tour from Auckland

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Full Day Auckland to Rotorua Tour from Auckland

From US$529.86

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Immerse yourself in Māori culture, history, and tradition during this full-day private tour to Rotorua from Auckland. Get a traditional Māori welcome followed by a cultural show at Te Puia, then continue to the Kiwi House to get a good look at New Zealand's national bird. Follow your dedicated guide through the Pikirangi Māori Village to see how the indigenous people of New Zealand lived before the European settlers arrived. Explore the mud pools and geysers in the Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley and spend time in the Rotorua government center. Round-trip transportation from Auckland is included; all entrance fees are at your own expense.
  • Visit Rotorua on a full-day private tour from Auckland
  • Immerse yourself in the Māori culture, history, and traditions
  • Tour a tradtional Māori village
  • Explore the geothermal valley of Te Whakarewarewa
  • See New Zealand's National Bird at the Kiwi House
  • All activities and entrance fees at your own expense
  • Private tour allows for a flexible itinerary

What's Included

  • Light refreshments and bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance Tickets

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 AM

Pickup details

Pickup available from any Auckland CBD hotels, Port, or Airport (additional charges may apply for port or airport)

What To Expect

Auckland Domain (Pass By)

Te Puia

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forest

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Blue Lake Track

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Lake Rotorua

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Skyline Rotorua

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Please note this is a suggested itinerary and entrance fees are not included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • All guides speak English. If you should need a guide that speaks one the following languages Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish please book under OTHER LANGUAGE SPEAKING DRIVER/ GUIDE
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.


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Excellent day trip.
margerynewman07, Jul 2023
Our guide, Douglas, was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and caring. He took us on a 2 1/2 car ride from Auckland to Rotorua and then explained the Māori culture to us. Douglas stayed with us when we were separated from our guide and continued to explain about the Māoris and their woodwork. The best part was the hot springs. Mother Nature at work.
Wish we would have stayed longer
James_B, Dec 2022
We enjoyed the tour of Te Pa Tu Māori Cultural Center probably the best. The redwood forest was wonderful and also the Skyline Gondola with a fabulous buffet lunch at the top. Our driver was great and the countryside was beautiful.

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