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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

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour with Optional Extra Activities from Auckland
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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
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
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P8
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Small Group and Fully Guided Tour • Entry tickets (purchased activities only) • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
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
Duration
12h
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.
Inclusions
Small Group and Fully Guided Tour • Entry tickets (purchased activities only) • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
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.
Duration
12h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
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).
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rotorua
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
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Chloe M
East Wenatchee, WA3 contributions
Fun tour with great sites.
Mar 2020 • 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
Wai-O-Tapu was beautiful, a more engaged tour guide would have improved the experience
Feb 2020
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, CA170 contributions
Fascinating and Informative Tour
Feb 2020
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
Amazing Day
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, UK152 contributions
Excellent tour
Jan 2020
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
Excellent!
Jan 2020
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
4 contributions
Brilliant trip
Jan 2020 • 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
Excellent Tour- Wai-o-tapu & Te Puia
Jan 2020 • 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
Rotorua, Te Puia, and Polynesian Spa!
Dec 2019
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
Fantastic day tour!
Dec 2019 • 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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Awesome day trip
We had an awesome day with Mani! Answered all our questions and told us lots of facts and information along the way
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Excellent communication, tour, guide & group
The team at Cheeky Kiwi Tours were absolutely fabulous! Despite epic rain and a COVID outbreak in Aus causing havoc
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had a wonderful day. Waitomo caves are interesting, the glow worms cave structure was explained by the local guide
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Nice trip to geysers and caves
Great trip! Michael was our driver and we have had a wonderful day. From the outset, he displayed a lot of knowledg
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Perfect trip to Hobbiton
Great experience! Michael was our driver and he is such a nice fellow and so full of knowledge! The trip was amazin
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Superb tour and very fun trip!
The tour guide was friendly, entertaining, funny, accommodating and informative, provided refreshments along the wa
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Great day!! Great guide!!
Excellent day!! Our guide Mani was simply magnificent!! Right from his timely arrival in the morning to the incredi
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Fantabulous day trip
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Fantastic day out
We enjoyed this tour from start to finish. It was a fantastic day out. Our tour guide Mani was amazing. He had such
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Highly recommended
Mani is the friendliest tour guide and very knowledgeable of the place, Hot Beach experience is nice and worth comi
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Excellent Tour
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100% excellent - I booked the tour last year and could follow the booking numbers - I offered to withdraw as there
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Amazing sights and learned a lot about the area and its history
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Fantastic day trip and tour guide!
Fantastic day trip. Thanks to Brendon. I do really enjoy the trip even though the weather was not great. Looking fo
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