Waitomo Caves Tours
From Auckland: Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Small Group Tour
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From Auckland: Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House Small Group Tour

By Expedigo Tours and Transfers
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Embark on an extraordinary adventure with our Ruakuri Cave and Otorohanga Kiwi House Tour. Delve into the mesmerizing depths of the Ruakuri Caves, adorned with stunning limestone formations and a dramatic spiral entrance. Immerse yourself in a personalized encounter at the Otorohanga Kiwi House, where you'll get up close with native kiwis and explore New Zealand's largest free-flight dome aviary. Enjoy premium transportation, expert guidance, and the convenience of hotel pick-up and drop-off. This small-group, fully guided tour promises an unforgettable day, seamlessly blending natural wonders with unique experiences. Book now for an enriching journey through the heart of New Zealand's captivating landscapes.
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$350.00
per adult
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 11–12 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • An english speaking tour guide
  • Admission to a fully guided 90 minutes experience of the Waitomo Ruakuri Cave
  • Admission to the Otorohanga Kiwi House and Bird Park
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Fully Guided Small Group Tour
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Please wait outside your hotel and look for a Black Volkswagen Van . Arrive at your pickup point 5-10 minutes before your scheduled pick up time
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • SkyCity Auckland, Corner Victoria and, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • 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: 458977P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • 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 10 travellers

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

        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: 458977P1

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        • Expedigo Tours and Transfers
          28
          New Zealand
          Joined in January 2024
        • Connector31150495606
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Experience!
          Hucefa was very accommodating during our whole trip! He is very punctual and flexible in our itinerary. He really ensured that we enjoyed throughout the trip and gave interesting trivia about the places we drove by (was able to add some places to my bucket list). The trip was smooth throughout the day as well!
          Written 28 June 2024
        • Nomad63296298920
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience
          I had a great experience with both the Maori Village and the Spa, the village offers a great dive into a unique culture while sharing some amazing views. Also great experience with the reservation process and the tour guide.
          Written 24 June 2024
        • hidakakyushu
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don't miss out this well-balanced tour!
          I really needed to be based in Auckland at this time, so I didn't think I could make it to Rotorua. However, I was able to join this tour! The tour was a really great balance between exciting and relaxing times. Our guide, Huzefa, was humorous, knowledgeable and attentive, which made the trip even more wonderful. It was a real pleasure to be able to spend a good amount of time in the Maori village. I was very impressed and would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Maori culture. If you are a traveller interested in New Zealand culture, you should definitely take this tour. Highly recommended!
          Written 23 June 2024
        • sarahmU5971AI
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An Unforgettable Rotorua Experience
          We did a private tour to Rotorua to visit Te Puia and the Polynesian spa as recommended to us based on the preference of our group. Our guide Jose was very energetic, and he made the journey to Rotorua a lot of fun. Te Puia is a beautiful cultural experience - we started off with a guided tour which has a lot of offers - We got to witness works from the weaving school, stone and bone carving & wood carving. The geothermal valley was breathtaking, and watching the geyser erupt was a highlight. We even got to see the famous kiwi bird. The second part of the tour perfectly balanced our day with a luxurious soak in the mineral pools of the Polynesian Spa. We were pampered in the deluxe spa, which had excellent facilities, including towels, showers, and clean changing rooms. It was the best way to end the day - we could have stayed here all day in this cold weather. This was our second tour with Jose, and it exceeded our expectations once again.
          Written 21 June 2024
        • sarahmU5971AI
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Mesmerizing Spellbound Caves - A Must-Do Auckland Adventure
          This was a fabulous experience from start to finish. The spellbound caves are truly mesmerizing - allowing you to witness thousands of glow worms so up close you can almost touch them. This was quite a unique tour of witness two different caves & a surreal 20 min boat ride which was the highlight of the experience. Our lovely guide at the caves really looked after everyone and the coffee & cookie stop halfway through the tour was a lovely touch. We also had a fab guide Jose who was entertaining and insightful enroute to the caves. Overall and excellent day trip - this is certainly a must do when in Auckland.
          Written 20 June 2024
        • 730amritad
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour guide Huzefa
          Huzefa was our tour guide for the hobbiton movie set. Myself and my partner enjoyed his company and he made our day more enjoyable. The ride going and coming back was amazing with the natural views driven to and from. Huzefa's knowledge was expansive and impressive. He was able to answer my questions in detail and provide fascinating insights on a wide range of topics. I would recommend this tour especially with Huzefa He has a wide range of knowledge on New Zealand as a whole. This trip is a must.
          Written 19 June 2024
        • P5500BHcatherines
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Relaxing and insightful day.
          Really insightful tour of the Māori village and how the geothermal activity is used. And the Polynesian spa has excellent facilities with an amazing view, a great way to spend the afternoon to relax. I would recommend this tour, it's a great way to see what's outside of Auckland. Our tour guide Huzefa and Expedigo were so helpful and kind.
          Written 17 June 2024
        • FarAway67657074601
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A very wonderful experience with Huzefa!
          I had the great pleasure of visiting Hobbiton and Hamilton in New Zealand with Huzefa as our tour guide, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. From the moment our journey began, it was clear that Huzefa is not just a guide, but a true ambassador of New Zealand's rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. Expertise and Knowledge When we heading to to Hamilton, Huzefa amaze us with his extensive knowledge of the city's history, its relaxing culture, and hidden gems. He provided context and background that made every sight more meaningful, from the Hamilton Lake to the Gardens to the Waikato River and even surprised us with a stop at the very beautiful Lake Kariparo. Huzefa's depth of knowledge about Hobbiton and Hamilton and all the important and historical places along the way to south of Auckland is truly impressive. He shared fascinating insights about the history, filming locations, and behind-the-scenes stories of Hobbiton that created more excitement for us heading towards the place. Warmth and Responsiveness What sets Huzefa apart is his warm and engaging personality. He made every member of our group feel welcome and included, ensuring that everyone’s questions were answered and interests catered to. His responsiveness to our needs and preferences was outstanding; he was always ready with a smile and a solution, whether it was adjusting the itinerary to fit our pace or recommending the best approach in maximizing our trip with the limited time that we had. Highly Recommended Our experience was significantly enriched by Huzefa's passion and dedication. His enthusiasm is infectious, and his professionalism is second to none. If you're planning a visit to Hobbiton and Hamilton, do yourself a favor and book a tour with Huzefa. He will turn a great trip into an unforgettable adventure. Thank you, Huzefa, for making our visit to New Zealand a truly enriching experience. We look forward to our next adventure with you!
          Written 11 June 2024
        • andrealE7640PQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best guide/Amazing Tour
          This time, our experience was truly defined by our exceptional guide. Huzefa went above and beyond, dedicating the entire day to showing us around Auckland and ensuring we had an unforgettable experience. His professionalism, extensive knowledge, and reliability stood out from the moment we met him. He is not only extremely proactive, anticipating our needs before we even voiced them, but also incredibly personable, making us feel comfortable and engaged throughout the tour.Huzefa’s deep understanding of Auckland's history, culture, and hidden gems transformed our visit into an enriching adventure. His enthusiasm and passion for guiding were evident in every story he told and every site he introduced us to. We felt well taken care of and appreciated the personal touches he added to the tour.Without a doubt, Huzefa is the best guide we have ever had. We are already looking forward to our next tour with him, eager to explore more with his expert guidance and warm company.
          Written 9 June 2024
        • Explorer01011336053
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hamilton Gardens & Hobbiton Experience
          Had a wonderful tour. Huzefa was on time for the pick-up and drop-off. travel time was fun with lots of trivia. We enjoyed the tour in the Hamilton Gardens as a prelude for the very schenic Hobbiton set. Everything was taken care of efficiently and all we did was to enjoy the tour. thank you, Huzefa.
          Written 8 June 2024
        • 225anthonyo
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Hobbiton movie set tour
          Our experience was truly amazing. We were picked up right on time and enjoyed a delightful ride to Hobbiton, with Huzefa pointing out various points of interest along the way. Upon arrival, we had some time for a bite to eat before starting the tour. The tour of the Hobbiton movie set was fantastic. Our guide at Hobbiton was a big fan and shared fascinating production stories. However, the highlight of the tour was Huzefa. We learned a lot about New Zealand that we didn't expect. We thought the tour would only be about Hobbiton, but it turned out to be a complete package. We would definitely recommend this company.
          Written 5 June 2024
        • victorialY867UU
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Rotorua - 10 out of 10!
          Recently went on a day trip to Rotorua (Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland + Whakarewarewa Maori village) with two friends and had an amazing experience, largely thanks to our attentive and considerate guide Huzefa and his superstar team, including Fatema. From the moment of booking to drop-off, their expertise and personal touch made the journey unforgettable. Highly recommend this tour for a deeper connection to New Zealand :)
          Written 3 June 2024
        • G9718XXhm
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          Day Tour to Whakareware Village & Waiotapu
          This was a once in a lifetime experience which I highly recommended to all travellers in New Zealand regardless if you are a solo traveller, couple, retired or coming with a bunch of friends or a larger family. Huzefa doesn’t just take you on a tour but takes you on an incredible journey to show you an authentic part of New Zealand. His knowledge of the area, historical significance and local insights are commendable. This experience will leave you not just with good memories and amazing photographs but also immense cultural knowledge. Huzefa is meticulous with his preparation and ensures all his clients are well cared for. What stands out is his flexibility, customisability and attention to detail. I would definitely go back with my family! Thank you!
          Written 30 May 2024
        • romes936
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour experience with Greg
          Greg was amazing and had lots of great energy! Took us to some beautiful spots and saw a lot of sights all in just one day! Would recommend!
          Written 28 May 2024
        • Excursion21500819733
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          Private Rotorua day tour to Whakarewarewa village & Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
          I went on a private tour of the Whakarewarewa Maori Village and Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland with my sister. Out of all the day trips from Auckland we've taken, this one impressed us the most. In the village, we watched traditional Maori dance performances and got to know about the Maori way of life. At Waiotapu, we witnessed the eruption of the Lady Knox geyser and enjoyed the incredible views of the colorful lakes. This was the best way to experience some of the most unique aspects of New Zealand. This was our second trip with Husefa, and once again, we have only good things to say about him: he is professional, friendly, and dedicated. I recommend him to everyone without hesitation.
          Written 17 May 2024
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        Excursion21500819733
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2024 • Family
        We really enjoyed the tour with Husefa. He was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about New Zealand. His dedication ensured that we had the best possible experience during our visit.
        Written 5 May 2024
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        Thank you for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour with Huzefa. We're glad his dedication made your visit special. We hope to welcome you back on another tour in the future!
        Written 6 June 2024
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        Attila S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Couples
        Amazing trip, our guide was excellent. We were lucky, because the rest of the group has cancelled the tour so we had a private tour finally. Highly recommended
        Written 18 March 2024
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        Dear Attila, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear you had an amazing experience with us and that you enjoyed the private tour. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back soon for another memorable adventure
        Written 29 May 2024
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        Robert
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Solo
        My trip with awesome! The gentlemen name Huzefa was amazing. Very flexible, very helpful and super prepared. I highly recommend this company and this person to be your tour guide!

        Hope to see you Huzefa in Poland soon! 🙌
        Written 26 February 2024
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        Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with Huzefa and found him to be flexible, helpful, and well-prepared. We wish you all the very best with your future travels and hope to welcome you back to NZ soon.
        Written 4 March 2024
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