Gray Line New Zealand daily departing sightseeing bus tours
- 2 Day Tour
- Ex Auckland
- Operates Daily
This action-packed full day tour visits a number of leading attractions in the Waitomo and Rotorua regions.
Travel to Waitomo where you will join a guided tour through this world-famous cave formation, climaxed by drifting silently in a boat through a glow worm cavern lit up with thousands of tiny glow worm lights.
On arrival in Rotorua, you will first have an introduction to New Zealand farming, with a 45-minute tour of an authentic working farm in all-weather, all-terrain vehicles. Watch a sheep being shorn, hand-feed the animals and finish with a sheep dog trial.
You then take a drive around Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens on your way to Te Puia where you'll enjoy a 45-minute Maori Cultural Performance inside Te Puia's sacred Marae (meeting house). Surrounded by the carvings of ancestors, visitors are treated to perfect harmonies, the Poi, Haka and Tititorea (stick dance).
Visit one of Rotorua's most famous attractions, the Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute before either going for a buffet dinner at the Heritage Hotel or choosing to be entertained with a traditional Maori Concert while dining on a sumptuous selection of food prepared by local Maori and cooked in geothermal steam underground Hangi.
You will stay overnight in Rotorua at the Holiday Inn Rotorua or a similar 4 star hotel that is located close to the geothermal activity of Whakarewarewa.
Day two is a free day for passengers (until 5pm) to explore and experience themselves the wonders of Rotorua. Suggested options (all at extra cost) include a private mud bath at Wai Ora Spa. Alternatively see the flora and fauna at Rainbow Springs and Kiwi Encounter followed by a gondola ride up Mt Ngongotaha. Return to Auckland in the evening.
The tour includes hot lunch and buffet dinner or hangi & concert and and evening snack served enroute to Auckland.
Departs: 7:30 am, Gray Line Office, 172 Quay Street
Returns: 8:15 pm, Gray Line Office, 172 Quay Street
Note: Other Hotel pick-up and drop-off options are available on the booking page.
|Waitomo & Rotorua 2 Day Tour: Auckland return
|Children (5-14 years)
- Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Agrodome Farm Tour
- Lake Rotorua and Government Gardens
- Te Puia Thermal Reserve (45-minute Maori Cultural Performance)
- Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve and Maori Arts and Crafts Institute
- Buffet dinner or Hangi and concert
- Overnight stop over
- Free time to explore (Day 2)
Prices are valid until 31 Oct 2011 and are subject to change without notice. Children less than 5 years are free of charge if not occupying a seat.