2 day / 1 night Excursion to Rotorua and Waitomo

Highlights

  • Amazing views of the lake and hills which surround Rotorua

  • Evening in Rotorua with buffet dinner

  • Visit Waitomo caves

Essential info*

Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Japanese

Starting time 7:30 AM

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation

Description

Spend 2 days discovering one of the most beautiful regions of New Zealand! During the tour we will stop or pass through the following places:

  • Day 1 : Guided tour to Rotorua, with visits to Waitomo Caves, traditional farm and thermal springs

Travel by minibus through the Waikato, New Zealand's largest dairy region. There will be several stops, and in particular we shall visit the glittering Waitomo Caves! A picnic lunch will be served before arriving in Rotorua, a beautiful town located in a volcanic crater.

In the afternoon, you will be taken around the lake, and we shall visit a local farm to assist with the sheep shearing. We will also visit a Maori cultural centre where will will attend a demonstration of traditional dances. Afterwards we shall visit the Whakarewarewa thermal reserve to see the powerful geysers and hot springs. 

In the evening you can choose either a buffet dinner at the hotel, or a traditional buffet dinner with Maori musical concert.

  • Day 2 : Free Time in Rotorua

On the second day you are free to take a walk, or do whatever you please! There are excellent places around the lake which visitors love. If you prefer you can take part in local activities  (Zorb, Polynesian Spa, Gondola, etc. - you will need to book these activities and pay at the destination).

You will be returned to your hotel in Auckland at the end of this great trip.

Options

(1) The price shown is the price per person for a booking with a room for 3 persons.

For this activity we request that you book the number of rooms required for your tour. Rooms for 1 person have a single bed, rooms for 2 people have twin beds and a room for 3 people has 3 single beds. Children under 5 years of age can participate at no extra cost if they are able to share their parent's bed.

--> Example: by booking 1 "Tour with a room for 3 people", 3 people can take part in the activity and will share a room.

 

You must also choose one of the following options at time of booking:

  • VIP Excursion: during the 2 day tour you will stay at the Millennium hotel in Rotorua (4/5 star hotel). Relax in their excellent swimming pool and enjoy the views of the lake.
  • Standard Excursion: during the 2 day tour you will stay at the Holiday Inn hotel Rotorua (4 star hotel). With a beautiful swimming pool and ideal location close to the Whakarewarewa hot springs.

Good to know

  • Availability: every day (except in exceptional circumstances)
  • Duration: 1 day and approx. 12.5 hours
  • Departure time: 7:30am (pick up from your hotel between 6:35am and 7:10am)
  • To take part in this activity simply present your booking voucher to the local tour operator
  • The second day you have free time to yourself. Your minibus will be waiting at approximately 4:40pm at the Holiday Inn hotel in Rotorua to take you back to Auckland.
  • Return to Auckland around 8:00pm
  • Please note that meals are included in this package
  • Hotel pick up is only available from some Auckland hotels (see the "Pick-Up Points" document for details)
Cancellation Terms & Conditions
No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Price includes

  • One night in the Millennium Hotel in Rotorua (VIP Excursion) or at the Holiday Inn hotel Rotorua (Standard Excursion)
  • Guided tour by minibus and on foot to Waitomo and Rotorua
  • Visit Waitomo Caves, traditional farm and thermal springs
  • Maori show
  • Dinner / buffet or traditional dinner and Maori concert
  • Morning tea, lunch / picnic and afternoon snack both days
  • Tour led by a professional guide (commentary in English)
  • Audio-guide for the guided tour (available in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese)
  • Transport to and from your hotel.

Not included

  • Activities during free time in Rotorua (to be chosen and paid for on location)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other costs

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