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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland
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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland
By Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Recommended by 97% of travellers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Rotorua is an unmissable highlight when traveling in New Zealand, and travelers short on time can experience some of the best spots on an easy day trip from Auckland. As this is a small-group tour, you can customize the itinerary to suit your needs. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, and choose from many add-ons, like Te Puia Maori Village, the Agrodome Sheep Show, and the Polynesian Spa.
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$222.00
per adult
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$222.00
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
12h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • A flexible itinerary to suit your needs and interests
  • An ideal way to see and do a lot in a single day
  • Hotel transfers from Auckland are included
  • The guided Rotorua city tour is ideal for first-time visitors

  • Small Group and Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry tickets (purchased activities only)
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended). Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time. Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time. Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges Hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland. Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time. Crowne Plaza Auckland, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland, SkyCity Hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after. Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland City, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland City (Hobson Street), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, YHA Auckland City Backpackers Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers. Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.
  • Ports:
  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with at least 24 hours notice).
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

What time does Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland start?
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland will start at 7:00 AM. Discover and book Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland on Tripadvisor
How much is Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland?
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland price starts from $224.20. Discover and book Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland on Tripadvisor
What is the Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland cancellation policy?
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland?
Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland is hosted by Cheeky Kiwi Travel. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Cheeky Kiwi Travel on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 56760P8

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Rotorua
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 3
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

LSY93
LSY93
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Highly recommended :)
Amazing experience! Had the best day tour in Auckland. Our tour guide, Michael, was super nice and knowledgeable! D
florencea989
florencea989
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Magical moments from Auckland to Rotorua
Definitely recommend this trip with Cheeky Kiwi ! Mani, who is originally from Brazil but has lived in NZ for 20 y
H1807CWgeorgel
H1807CWgeorgel
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Great day out for anyone including solo travelers
Grant our tour guide told a bunch of stories and interesting facts about everything NZ, from farming to race horses
SandyHoskins13
SandyHoskins13
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Lovely day, great tour experience!
My husband and I enjoyed a long, but effortless day touring from Auckland to Hobbiton (which was amazing and everyt
Compass28392123171
Compass28392123171
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Fantastic One-Day Trip
Had an excellent day with Cheeky Kiwi visiting Hobbiton, TePau and Rotorua. The driver/guides (Grant and Manny) wer
zulecat
zulecat
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Best day adventure
Had the best day with M & M(Michael & Michael) was lots of fun and banter. They really took the time to get to kno
Mm7272
Mm7272
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Amazing experience
Mani was the absolute best tour operator ever. He was funny, personable, knowledgeable, professional, and really we
Cesarito05
Cesarito05
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Great experience
Grant is a great person, makes me feel in confidence and secureall the time besides he was explaining evrything fro
Chris W
Chris W
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Hobbiton Great. Need less talkative Tour Guides
Had a great tour! Hobbiton is a Very special place My only recommendation and why I didn’t put five stars is th
scottdU5858VR
scottdU5858VR
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Attractions were great
We booked a with Cheeky Kiwi for this tour as the website suggested the buses were luxury and it was going to be a
elsiemariam
elsiemariam
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Excellent one day adventure
I joined Jason in Auckland. We were about 8 people on the tour. Jason gave some information while driving and we fi
ElDeirdro
ElDeirdro
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They looked after us
Cheeky Kiwi really looked after us. We had a great day. I ended up forgetting my GoPro in the Green Dragon pub. Mic
AngelaThung
AngelaThung
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Fun and wonderful experience!
It was a wonderful and unforgettable experience! Our tour guide, Jason, was amazing and kept us entertained with lo
rivatrips
rivatrips
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Amazing experience with an awesome tour guide
We actually rescheduled our tour date because it was supposed to be pouring rain on the day we originally booked. T
Taehyuntink02
Taehyuntink02
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Amazing experiences with the best tour guide
Mike, our tour guide was absolutely incredible and so engaging. From the pick up to the drop off back to the hotel,
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Chloe M
East Wenatchee, WA3 contributions
Friends
Simon was early to pick us up at our hotel and over all a total blast to ride with. Lots of great information, but didn't talk the entire time. Very attentive to breaks and drink/food needs. The springs and mud bath are stunning and the spa is extremely relaxing.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jennifer P
3 contributions
We toured a geothermal park near the town of Rotorua (free admission) and proceeded to Wai-O-Tapu ($21 USD admission) as the add on. This day trip was the most expensive and was not worth the money. I enjoyed getting out of Auckland, seeing the beautiful colors of the geothermal area featured in the picture for this tour - not much else. Reading other 'average' reviews, this is where my opinion lies. Would have enjoyed visiting a hot spring you could sit in instead of looking at very hot water and smelling rotting eggs :-) The tour guide, Andre, presented the sights as common place & uninteresting even though us tourist will never see them again. May have been his sense of humor but after being on two other fantastic Cheeky Kiwi tours with a different tour guide, I didn't feel like Andre made it his mission to ensure we had the best experience possible. The drive out wasn't information laden...we slept mostly, stopped once for coffee. The one spot in Wai-O-Tapu with the beautiful colors was rushed. We didn't get much time at any of the stops for photographs nor did the guide offer to take photos (other guides ensured we had plenty of pictures & panorama shots). Overall, trip would have been better if our tour guide was engaged, giving us the satisfaction we selected the best tour. Small bus group tours by Cheeky Kiwi are fantastic as long as your tour guide has a vested interest in your day. I recommend this trip if you love geology. If not, go to a spa or to hot water beach.
Written 2 March 2020
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Marcia B
Palm Springs, CA171 contributions
Grant, our driver & guide, was so knowledgeable - we enjoyed every aspect of this trip. While there is a long drive involved to get to Te Puia and the Geothermal springs, it is definitely worth doing. Having a small group experience was so much better than being part of a busload of tourists.
Written 19 February 2020
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Terry P
california39 contributions
We did the tour from Auckland with Marvin who was a great guide. He made sure that everyone got to see and do what they wanted. The add ons were great. We did Wai-O-Tapu and Te Puia. Incredible natural wonders, geysers, mud pools, steam vents and Maori culture. Marvin was very knowledgeable and enjoyable which made this long trip great. It is a long drive but well worth it.
Written 14 February 2020
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lambkin21
Redditch, UK162 contributions
this was very good, even saw a KIwi in the Conservation center, the Geothermal experience was good and CheekyKiwi small group tour made this a great experience. We had Grant as a driver and he was knowledable and peronable. would highly recommend this group
Written 4 February 2020
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Rosemary
3 contributions
We had a wonderful day. Grant, our driver and guide was a lovely and knowledgeable man who took the time to walk around Te Puia with us and explain what we were seeing. The Maori cultural show and the hangi lunch gave us better appreciation of Maori life. This tour was exactly right for us! I highly recommend it.
Written 1 February 2020
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Aideen
5 contributions
Solo
I really enjoyed this trip. My tour guide Mike was brilliant and knowledgeable. Waiotapu was one of the most amazing places I've seen and Te Puia was awesome. Highly recommend.
Written 20 January 2020
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Catherine from AUS
4 contributions
Solo
Our Tour guide Grant was a lovely man and an excellent tour guide. He was very informative and made the day fun while ensuring that everyone's needs were accommodated. There was plenty of time at Wai-o-tapu & Te Puia aswell as a lovely hangi buffet lunch overlooking the geyser Pohutu. Grant also made sure we arrived at Pohutu with plenty of time to watch it erupt. Lovely views of Lake Rotorua on the return trip too. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 12 January 2020
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Camper283114
7 contributions
Andre, our driver and guide, was excellent. We had a great day visiting Rotorua and Te Puia, and we loved the Polynesian Spa. He did a great job getting everyone to their optional activities, provided water, snacks, and answered all our questions.
Written 2 January 2020
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Olesia
1 contribution
Solo
It was really great day out of Auckland to see Rotorua area, geysers, Champagne Pool and other natural beauty that New Zealand can offer. Very nice and flexible tour guide Michael made this day even more memorable!
Highly recommended!
Written 28 December 2019
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