Te Puia Maori Warriors (Te Puia - Rotorua, NZ. www.tepuia.com)

Waitomo & Rotorua One Way - Full Day Tour, finishes in Rotorua



Full day tour from Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves, tour ends in Rotorua


  • Selected hotel pickup
  • Travel aboard a 5-star deluxe coach to
  • Waitomo Glow-worm Caves
  • Rotorua
  • Farm tour with a guide at Agrodome
  • Maori concert at Te Puia
  • Guided tour of Te Puia Maori arts & crafts
  • Te Puia to view the Pohutu Geyser, Boiling Mud, and other Geothermal activity
  • Drop-off at designated hotel in Central Rotorua is included


  • Listed Hotel/Motel pick ups
  • Full tour commentary in English
  • Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese
  • Morning and Afternoon snack
  • Picnic Lunch
  • Admissions to Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Polynesian Spa, and Te Puia Maori Cultural Concert
  • Te Puia guided tour

Please Note

  • This is a one-way tour from Auckland to Rotorua. Return transfers to Auckland are not included.
  • Please choose from the 'selection' menu when booking either a Standard or Vegetarian lunch
  • If you would like Multilingual Headsets which provide commentary in Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish, please select this in the ‘optional extras’ menu when booking. They are free of charge.
  • We recommend that you wear sturdy shoes and casual clothing
  • Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Vegan or Gluten free meal options may also be available on request - Please call 0800 698 687 at least 48 hours before your tour to let us know
  • Children under age of 3 years are free provided they do not occupy a seat

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67% of reviewers liked this tour
Feb 16 2018
Really nice tour & nice guide. For some reason we got behind schedule but she managed to sort it out. However, we did not realize that we were pooled with the Great Sights tour, which meant we did not understand that we were supposed to visit their counter before boarding the bus. We were well under way when we understood that we were missing a sticker that everybody else had... Our guide sorted us out but I think that information should have been clearer.
May 28 2017
Interesting experience and would recommend to first time visitors to Rotorua. Well arranged in all aspects.Lunch box provided was beyond expectations.
Jan 09 2017
Reply From Gray Line:
Hello Tiffany, 

We do apologize that we had to cancel your tour based on this. We understand that this was an inconvenience and that it may have altered your holiday plans a bit unexpectedly, and for that we do wish to express our regrets. We hope that we may be able to make up the experience at another time, and look forward to welcoming you onboard our tour if so! We'll be contacting you offline to discuss how and when you will receive your refund, we look forward to touching base with you!

The Gray Line Team
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We depart Auckland traveling via the main southern route from the city through small rural townships steeped in early pioneer history.
Morning snack will be served en route.

Continue through New Zealand’s largest dairy and sheep farming province, the Waikato, to the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. The highlight of your visit will be a gentle boat ride along an underground stream past thousands of glow worms lighting up the cave walls.

A Smoked chicken, Roast beef, Smoked ham or Roast peppers vegetarian Picnic lunch is served as your tour continues to Rotorua.

Upon arrival, we’ll visit the Agrodome, New Zealand’s premium agricultural attraction. Board a purpose-built tractor for a tour around their working farm located nearby. Your guide will give you brief insight on the rustic practices in New Zealand. The tour also includes a sheep shearing display in a replica wool-shed.

The highlight of your day is a visit to Te Puia, home of New Zealand’s Maori arts and crafts. Your visit will commence with a 40-minute Maori Cultural Performance. Highlights include a welcome Powhiri, Haka, Poi Dance, and Stick Games. Some members of the audience will be invited to participate in a Haka (Maori War Dance.)

Following the performance, join a guided tour of Te Puia. Learn the history behind Maori carving, weaving and their pre-European lifestyle. Later, visit the famous Te Puia Geothermal area to see the Pohutu Geyser, boiling mud pools, fumaroles, and colorful silica deposits. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Kiwi in Te Puia’s nocturnal Kiwi House.

Your tour concludes at your nominated hotel or drop-off point in central Rotorua.
06:20-07:15am Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am departure from 102 Hobson St, Auckland
10:15-10:55am Waitomo Caves Tour
1:15-5:00pm Rotorua: Agrodome/Te Puia
5:00pm Drop off Rotorua Accomodation


Pickup & Starting Points

Please see detailed pickup and starting point information when you complete your booking.