The Rotorua Discovery Itinerary


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Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua

After an early departure from Auckland you will be travelling to the amazing Waitomo Caves.

Waitomo – the name coming from the Maori words wai (water) and tomo (hole) is home to an astonishing landscape. Hidden under the green hills of Waitomo lies a labyrinth of caves, sinkholes and underground rivers. The caves were carved by underground streams pushing through soft limestone over thousands of years.

Tour the amazing limestone caverns and sail through the still waters of the sparkling Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto - with plenty of time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness - intensifying the effect of thousands of softly shining glow worms.

Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.

Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 Nights

Situated just a short stroll from the city centre the Copthorne Hotel Rotorua offers stylish and contemporary accommodation that is suitable for business and leisure travellers alike. Boasting 110 guest rooms, five conference rooms with state of the art facilities - Jimmy’s Bar, Jimmy Cook’s Kiwi Kitchen, one of the city’s most exciting dining venues and leisure facilities that include gym, swimming pool and tennis court.


Explore Rotorua

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Here you’ll discover the beauty of the native bush, ferns and trees that grow around the crystal clear mineral springs and take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour through a working kiwi nursery and hatchery. Then enjoy a demonstration of New Zealand’s agricultural industry with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Farm Show.

Tonight experience a Maori Cultural Evening. Enjoy culture, history and scrumptious food awaits you at a local marae. Learn about Maori art forms and traditions, followed by a concert featuring local performers. Then experience an authentic Maori Hangi meal, steamed underground in the traditional way.



Free Time Rotorua - Auckland

Enjoy some free time in Rotorua this morning. 

Recommended excursions in and around Rotorua:

See Geysers & Boiling Mud     Polynesian Hot Springs   Whirinaki Forest Walk
Thermally Active Golf Biking the Mighty Forests Flight to Volcanic Island
Museum of Art & History Evening Cultural Experience    White Water Rafting

Your coach leaves for Auckland late afternoon.

Accommodation: Auckland - 1 Night

Ideally situated in central Queen Street, the Airedale Boutique Suites is a beautiful four-star hotel with an elegant art deco apartment style accommodation. Enjoy shopping, eating and the city entertainment precinct right at your doorstep. Guests are welcome to enjoy stylish inner-city accommodation that offers space and convenience. A lavish renovation of this heritage building blends its fabulous art deco architecture with a contemporary feel and modern comforts.
Old MLC Building


Bon Voyage!

Homeward Bound"Haere rā" Goodbye! and Bon Voyage!

Today we say farewell to newfound friends. We take care of your transfer to Auckland Airport where you will board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional New Zealand holiday.


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What says about this tour: This is a great add on to a South Island trip. You'll be able to explore the Waitomo caving area and geothermal Rotorua - both highly sought after travel destinations in the North Island. We have carefully planned the coach connections, transfers, activities and accommodation to make this a stressfree tour.
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