Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour

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From £73.11
Location: Rotorua, tour concludes Auckland, New Zealand

Depart Rotorua in the morning and travel over the scenic Mamaku Ranges as the tour heads west to Waitomo. As you leave Rotorua, the coach will travel through the Fitzgerald Glade, a section of the highway where the native bush grows right up to the roadside and the trees form a canopy overhead like a tunnel.


  • Hotel pickup from Rotorua
  • Hotel drop off at Auckland
  • Local guide
  • Buffet Lunch (if option selected)
  • Entrance to Waitomo Caves
  • Live commentary on board
  • New Zealand Goods and Services tax (GST)
  • Tour conducted in English

On arrival at Waitomo Caves, the tour stops for a buffet lunch (included if this option is selected) at the fantastic new facilities at this world famous underground attraction. Enjoy your lunch as you sit and relax amongst the trees in the natural setting outside the caves. After lunch, begin your guided tour through the long galleries and lofty chambers to view stalactites formed over thousands of years by the constant dripping of water. Your tour will end with a boat ride through the glowworm grotto that is illuminated by thousands of tiny lights emitted by the glowworms, suspended from the cave ceiling.

After your caves tour, reboard the coach and continue your journey north. Pass through the “Bridge City” of Hamilton and the rich farmland of the Waikato region before arriving in Auckland late in the afternoon.

Tour Itinerary include:

  • Lake Karapiro
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Fitzgerald Glade
  • Waikato River


Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Rotorua hotels – OR – The Tourism Rotorua Office

Departure Time: 8:50am, hotel pick ups start prior to this time

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details: Concludes in Auckland at approximately 5:30pm

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3 comments on “Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Glowworm Caves One-Way Tour
  1. Kia ora from New Zealand!
    Yes, the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua trip are a must for visitors to New Zealand…but did you know that many of the people who do this tour option ALSO take Auckland’s Eco-tour and Farm visit (Coast to Coast Tours) tour as well?
    It’s true! Check-out and see the stats, then check-out to see the itinerary of this all-inclusive, small group trip which is owned and operated by NZ and Mari hosts. The tour also includes a visit to their sheep farm, and you can even have the opportunity to offset the tour emissions by purchasing and planting your own Native tree on the farm. Visitors are assured a great trip on this unique-to-Auckland tour, and with 9 experiences along the route it’s a great option to do if there are time constraints on your New Zealand holiday.

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  3. Tony says:

    The Waitomo caves are excellent, but there is also another lesser known glowworm site north of the Bay Of Islands. These can only be seen at night, but unlike Waitomo they do not put out their lights when you take flash photographs etc.

    If you are going to see Rotorua properly, you need a car and at least 2-3 days. There are more sites to visit than the main one in the town, and these are all spectacular in their own way.

    A MUST in my opinion if you are in the area is the Coromandel Peninsula. I think everyone ought to have the opportunity to visit Hot Water Beach and to create their own hot tub at the waters edge at low tide.