Waitomo Glowworm Express: Rotorua to Auckland


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Waitomo Glowworm Express (Rotorua to Auckland)

7:45 am - Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St
2:15 pm - Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland

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Take a sightseeing day tour from Rotorua to Auckland, including a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Leaving the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua in the morning, we travel through lush farmland into the King Country region. Along the way, enjoy your driver guide's commentary on the area's history and highlights, and enjoy spectacular sights like Fitzgerald Glade, where the trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery.

After arriving in the small town of Waitomo, you'll be taken on a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Glowworm Caves, which were discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist destinations. Wander through subterranean caverns and learn how the stalagmites, stalactites and other spectacular limestone rock formations were formed over millions of years. To end your tour, travel through the Glowworm Grotto on a magical boat ride, surrounded by the twinkling lights of thousands of glowworms.

After your Glowworm Caves tour you'll have leisure time at the Waitomo visitor complex. Restaurant and cafe-style meals are available at your own expense, or alternatively you can pre-book a delicious picnic-style lunch. Enjoy the stunning views and learn more about the region in the discovery centre. We journey on through the beautiful Waikato region, the dairy farming capital of New Zealand, and northward to Auckland, where your tour concludes on arrival in the afternoon.

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.

See New Zealand's famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with a guided tour, as part of a full-day sightseeing tour from Rotorua to Auckland.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs Rotorua, arrives Auckland
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up / drop-off available
  • Luxury coach travel Rotorua - Waitomo - Auckland
  • Waitomo Caves guided tour
  • Fitzgerald Glade
  • 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.

Five Star Tour

"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 as well as get from one interesting city to another."

Reviewed by: WorkToTravel_1111

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