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Glorious Valley Experience

Designed to showcase the range of experiences and landscapes on offer in the central north island, we bring to you, one of the country’s most unique natural wonders, the famous Waitomo glow-worm caves, magical walk and geothermal hot springs. Discover the fantastic local landmarks as well as a multitude of picturesque and gorgeous surrounding areas. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by each and every destination on your list. Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place at Te Puia geothermal valley and witness “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making at Wai-O-Tapu wonderland.

DURATION

Two Days &

One Nights

LOCATION

Auckland City, 

Waitomo & Rotorua

TOUR TYPE

Scenic Tours

Overnight Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $799

Per Person

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Aerial View of Champagne Pool

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Lake Ngakoro

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

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Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Aerial View of Champagne Pool

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Tour Summary

Designed to showcase the range of experiences and landscapes on offer in the central north island, we bring to you, one of the country’s most unique natural wonders, the famous Waitomo glow-worm caves, magical walk and geothermal hot springs. Discover the fantastic local landmarks as well as a multitude of picturesque and gorgeous surrounding areas. You’ll be thrilled and amazed by each and every destination on your list. Experience a personal encounter with our people, culture and place at Te Puia geothermal valley and witness “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" Thousands of years in the making at Wai-O-Tapu wonderland.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Rotorua City Highlights Experience & Overnight Stay in Rotorua

  • Day 2: Te Puia Geothermal Valley, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland Experience and return to Auckland 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Experience top best North Island destinations in one day on an all-encompassing tour

  • Marvel at awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites during the iconic Glow-worm Caves

  • Be captivated by the thousands of magical glow-worms as you glide silently by boat in the world-famous Waitomo Glow-worm Caves

  • Walk through the Cathedral Cave and experience the amazing acoustics

  • Immerse yourself in geology and history of the Waitomo caves with the help of a tour guide

  • Witness the history created over thousands of years

  • See more glow-worms than you could ever imagine all lighting up above your head!

  • Sightseeing historical government gardens, thermal springs and Polynesian spa

  • Plenty of time in a landscape of steaming thermal waters

  • Chance to see the towering water jets of Pōhutu Geyser

  • A captivating experience of the Whakarewarewa thermal wonderland

  • Insights into Māori heritage & historical uses of the land

  • Traditional weaving tutorial to craft your own masterpiece

  • Visit the thermal wonderland of Wai-O-Tapu and witness its unique volcanic features

  • Explore the incredible Lady Knox geyser eruption with heights of 10 to 20 metres

  • Walk through the surreal lunar-like environment to witness the volcanic wonders

  • Carry on past the Champagne Pool, a bubbling hot spring famed for its brilliant orange rim

  • Find a spot with the perfect mix of hot and cold temperatures for you

  • Witness the frightening display of geothermal chemistry, the Devil’s Bath- neon green is a natural wonder

Tour Inclusion

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

  • Luxurious temperature-controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

  • Admission to fully guided 45 minutes experience Waitomo Glow Worm Cave

  • Boat ride on an underground stream through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Admission to full day pass at Te Puia Geothermal Valley

  • Admission to Lady Knox Geyser

  • Admission to self-guided walk at Wai-O–Tapu Thermal wonderland

  • Rotorua city highlights – Government gardens, thermal springs & Polynesian spa

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