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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour (One Way) provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour (One Way)

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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    explore the ancient and amazing caves with many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your Glowworm experience. Board your Glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of Glowworms above you.
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    Pass by
    Rotorua Museum
    Lake Rotorua
    Blue Baths
    Government Gardens
Important Information
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Waitomo Caves
  • Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride - Waitomo Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice).
  • Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Patricia C wrote a review Nov 2019
Palmer, Alaska7 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour from Auckland was great, despite the intermittent rain. Our driver, Martin, was courteous and knowledgeable. His colleague, Andre, helped us understand the thermal park and gave a glimpse into Maori culture and traditional crafts. All in all, a worthy tour. Bravo!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Laura A wrote a review Oct 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice. The guide Michael was very kind, attentive and knew and explained a lot through the journey. The company seems to be quite serious and professional I do not suggest booking the Maori show at TePuia since it seemed too unnatural. The buffet is expensive but if you are
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Date of experience: October 2019
Lina P wrote a review Jun 2019
Athens, Greece2 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing one-day tour with Lance! The communication with the team was excellent, we managed to book the tour the previous day (less than 12 hrs before) and everything was perfectly organized! There is wi-fi in the van, plus snacks and water :) on our way back we even watched a
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Date of experience: June 2019
DRosa wrote a review Apr 2019
5 contributions
Kraig was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and the Mouri culture. He made our long drive from Auckland to Waitomo so interesting and fun. I highly recommend This tour company!
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Date of experience: April 2019
Niro K wrote a review Mar 2019
Sao Paulo, SP146 contributions28 helpful votes
There are many companies that offer this day trip to Waitomo caves and the Rotorua thermal reserve. I chose Cheeky Kiwi on Viator because they had a better price for small groups. There were six passengers on a brand new Mercedes Sprint and our guide Louise was extremely nice.
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Date of experience: March 2019
About the operator

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Chock full day
High standard of service, all perfectly well organized, no stress, many things in a short amount of time without fe
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Incredible time
Amazing day at Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves!! The guide was really nice, Michael, and he kept us entertained during t
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Samantha M
Great day out
Awesome tour with Michael. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Perfect amount of time spent at each location. Transpo
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Fun day trip out to Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves on a Saturday long weekend, friendly crew; Michael is an amazing dri
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Brilliant day out with Cheeky Kiwi team! Highly recommend.
Absolutely brilliant day with Mark and Michael. Excellent communication, pick and and drop off was as planned and o
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Professional, friendly, a wee bit cheeky & 100% recommended!
We tasked Cheeky Kiwi with organising an amazing day out for 20 or so of our Facebook group members. Though we had
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Excellent time
Awesome day, Mark and Michael were both amazing tour guides. So much fun and very informative. Definitely would rec
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Fun and neatly packed...
Fun and neatly packed getaway... Michael's Cheeky Kiwi trivia are an absolute plus Highly recommend.
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Fabulous Tour
Most memorable part for me was when we were inside the Waitomo cave and everyone sang a birthday song for me. Looki
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Michael was awesome!
Michael was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable of New Zealand and gave us good tips on where to take good picture
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Awesome experience!
Easy seamless booking experience. Had a very friendly driver. Went to hobbiton and the Waitomo caves. Both were rea
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100% recommend, Perfect!!
Today I had a perfect day with Cheeky Kiwi Travel!!! Michael was our driver and guide and he did amazing!! He was r
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Fantastic 3-day Tour 🤩😍
Hi Tania, How are you? I would like to commend you and company for giving us a special tour 😊 And also our tour
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Great experience great day.Michael is a good person and perfect guide We were just 2 in the van and yet he still ag
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So from my experience I'm looking at 3 positives and 1 negative. Positives : 1. The Tour Operator was super kind
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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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