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Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua
Under Waitomo’s rolling green hills you will discover the labyrinth of amazing limestone caves, sinkholes and underground rivers.
Exploring the dark caves, your eyes will be lit up by thousands of New Zealand’s unique softly shining glow worms who call the caves home. The maze of limestone caves were created over thousands of years as underground streams pushed through the soft rock to create the intriguing caverns.
As you return back to daylight you will continue on your road trip towards Rotorua, the cultural centre of NZ.
Accommodation: Rotorua - 2 nights
Approximate distance: 193km | 138 miles Driving time: 2 hours 27 mins
Rotorua sight-seeing and cultural experiences
Start your day with a morning of sightseeing around Rotorua’s friendly village. Another iconic attraction worth a visit is Rainbow Springs Nature Park. Here, you can also delve into a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a real kiwi nursery.
The ultimate way to experience Maori culture and the geothermal environment is at Te Puia where geothermal wonders are combined with Maori Culture. This afternoon you will have both the Te Rā Daytime Pass, an exclusive guided tour, plus a banquet of storytelling, entertainment and authentic Māori kai (indigenous food) under lights.
Approximate distance: 139km | 99 miles Driving time: 1 hour 54 mins
Enjoy free time in the city your way. Get active and have an adventurous day trying your hand at the world-famous ZORB ball rolling experience, strap on a helmet before biking along one of the many lush forest trails or explore Rotorua’s backyard via the water, by white water rafting amongst waterfalls and gorges.
If you prefer to take it easy, spend your day relaxing and unwinding at the Polynesian Hot Springs, take a scenic flight to Volcanic Island or explore more of the boiling mud pools that Rotorua is well-known for.
There is plenty to discover in Rotorua, with options to suit all preferences and fitness levels. You will then head back to Auckland in the late afternoon.
Accomodation: Auckland - 1 night
Approximate Distance: 228 km | 163 miles Total Drive Time: 2 hours 49 mins