Waitomo Glowworm Express: Auckland to Rotorua


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Waitomo Glowworm Express (Auckland to Rotorua)

7:30 am - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland
1:30 pm - Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St

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Enjoy a scenic tour from Auckland to Rotorua, including a guided tour of the Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Leaving Auckland in the morning we travel through the Waikato and King Country regions, passing by flourishing farmland and picturesque countryside. Your experienced local driver guide will provide entertaining commentary and point out highlights along the way, such as Rangiriri, where in 1863 a major battle was fought between colonial forces and those loyal to the Māori King.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, take a trip underground with a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn all about stalagmites, stalactites and other intriguing rock formations as you walk through the caverns, and finish the tour with an enchanting boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

Your journey to Rotorua continues, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where trees arch over the road to form a tunnel of natural greenery. A delicious picnic-style lunch can be pre-booked (optional extra) and is served on board the coach. The tour concludes in Rotorua, a city where you can view geothermal activity, Māori culture, spectacular scenery and more.

Availability: If the Waitomo Caves tour cannot operate, a free upgrade to the Ruakuri Cave will be provided subject to availability. If the Ruakuri upgrade is provided, the Waitomo Caves portion is non refundable.

Full day sightseeing tour from Auckland to Rotorua, stopping in Waitomo for a guided tour of the amazing Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs Auckland, arrives Rotorua
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Luxury coach travel Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
  • Waikato and King Country scenery
Multilingual options available

Multilingual options are available >

Free WIFI on this tour

Free WiFi is available on this tour

Lunch Options

Picnic lunch

Enjoy a tasty picnic lunch served as you take in the relaxing scenery. Includes sandwich, fruit, cake and drink. Vegetarian available.

Fish and Chips (with Ruakuri & Glowworm Caves only)

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Five Star Tour

Waitomo Glowworm is a place you can't miss if you have an opportunity to go to Auckland/Rotorua. I highly recommend this tour all tourists.

Reviewed by: Junko B

Five Star Tour

"We took their tour with a stop at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. The driver was excellent. She was interesting, funny and explained everything that we were passing. The caves were fabulous. Great way to see the countryside. "

Reviewed by: WorkToTravel_1111

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