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Waitomo and Rotorua Experience (Departure from Auckland)

Experience magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations at Waitomo Caves, as well as the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua.

Leaving Auckland in the morning, we travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out historical sites of interest.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a 45-minute guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites, towering caverns and other rock formations. Formed from limestone over 30 million years ago, the caves were first discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations. Your tour finishes with a short but magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – an underground cavern illuminated by the twinkling lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Leaving Waitomo, enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch (vegetarian and other dietary options available on request) as we make our way to Rotorua, in the heart of the Central North Island. Visit the Agrodome on the outskirts of Rotorua and take a tour of an organic working farm in all terrain vehicles. Get an insight into agriculture, New Zealand’s primary industry, as you experience sheep-shearing and view a live sheep dog trial.

At the conclusion of the Agrodome tour, we make our way to Te Puia, one of New Zealand’s foremost cultural venues. At Te Puia’s marae (meeting house), you will receive a traditional welcome and be invited to experience a Māori cultural performance, in which ancient and modern stories are told through song, dance, poi and stick games. You will gain an understanding of this unique culture and its history and be thoroughly entertained by the talented and charismatic performers.

Next, venture into a landscape unlike any other with a guided tour of the bubbling mudpools and active geysers of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley. See the world-famous Pohutu geyser unleash vapour jets up to 30 metres high. The tour also includes a visit to Te Puia’s woodcarving and weaving schools, where apprentices are trained in these traditional skills by master carvers and weavers.

After your full day of insightful adventure, board the coach for the return journey to Auckland. A delicious afternoon snack, including traditional Māori rewana bread, can be enjoyed en route.

Insider Tips

  • You are strongly recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes and a warm jacket for the Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour

Additional Information

  • Children aged 2 and below are free of charge but still require tickets for accurate headcount. Should you be bringing along any children aged 2 and below, please send an email to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg with your Order Number & No. of Infant tickets required

Details

Confirmation
2 Working Days
Duration
Approximately 12.5 Hours
Transport
Location Pickup and Dropoff
Voucher Type
Present to Tour Operator
Amendment
No Amendments Allowed
Refund
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Tour departs at 0730hrs daily. You will return at approximately 2010hrs

What You Get

Includes

  • Return transfers from Auckland in a premium coach
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour and boat ride
  • Agrodome organic farm tour and show
  • Te Puia Māori cultural performance
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley tour
  • Entertaining driver commentary
  • Picnic-style lunch and afternoon snack
  • Complimentary WiFi

Excludes

  • Hotel transfers
  • Personal expenses (optional)

How to Use

Please present a printed voucher to the tour operator on the day of your tour.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damage caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences are subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be provided to customers under the following circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
    • 50% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 7 days prior the departure date
    • 80% of the amount will be refunded to customers for cancellation made at least 14 days prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of latecomers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be entertained

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon completion of purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Adult
$329.75
$308.50
Age 13 and above
Child
$164.50
$154.00
Age 3 to 12 years old

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Please be reminded to send an email with your Order Number and Number of Infant tickets required to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg
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