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New Zealand: Wellington to Auckland 3-Day Tour via Rotorua

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New Zealand: Wellington to Auckland 3-Day Tour via Rotorua

From US$ 606.75 per person

Drive across New Zealand’s north island on this 3-day tour from Wellington to Auckland with 2 nights stay in Rotorua. The tour includes admission and tours of the famous Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, Te Puia, and a boat tour through Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

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Duration 3 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
You will be picked up and dropped off at your accommodations. Please advise where you will be staying in both Wellington & Auckland.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the top travel destinations on New Zealand's north island from Wellington to Auckland
  • Spend a full day in Rotorua with tours of the city, Agrodome, Rainbow Springs, and Te Puia
  • Tour through the remarkable Waitomo Glowworm Caves on route from Rotorua to Auckland
  • Enjoy two nights 4-4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua
Full description
Day one of the tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Wellington and then heads across the north island towards Rotorua. Travel along the breathtaking Kapiti Coast, through the city of Palmerston North, and alongside the Central Plateau, home to several active volcanoes. The drive also takes you past the stunning Lake Taupo before arriving in Rotorua in the late afternoon. Get checked into your accommodation, the Millennium Hotel, and then spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. Wake up on the second day ready for an adventure in the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua. Following a morning of city sightseeing, head over to Te Puia and experience Rotorua's famous Maori culture. Then learn about the region’s unique geothermal activity with a tour of the neighboring Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley, where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air. Next, see Rotorua's agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome, a working organic farm where you can watch a sheep shearing display and farm dogs show off their amazing skills. Visit the nearby Rainbow Springs Nature Park next, and admire the very best of New Zealand's wildlife and natural scenery as you get up close to native flora and fauna. Wander through the forest and discover New Zealand fish, lizards, and birds, including the famous Kiwi. The tour of Rotorua concludes in the early afternoon, giving you plenty of time to spend the rest of the day exploring. On day three, travel from Rotorua to Auckland by road via the Waitomo Glowworm caves, and enjoy an incredible must-see guided tour of the caves by boat through the glowworm grotto. Arrive in Auckland by mid-afternoon where you will be transferred to your central city accommodation, at which time your tour will conclude.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Wellington, Rotorua, and Auckland
  • Commentary by local guides
  • 2-nights accommodation in Rotorua
  • Admission fees and all transport/tour fees listed in itinerary
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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  •  Pickup and drop-off is available for most accommodations in Wellington and Auckland. Please advise where you would like to be picked and dropped off prior to your tour commencing so we can make the necessary arrangements
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4.3 /5

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November 20, 2019


Knowledgeable guides and comfortable buses, the day trips are long but interesting. Transfers to and from pick-up stops worked fine.

January 23, 2020

The pickup worked wonderfully. The bus trip was long, but it was worth it. Beautiful views of the country's nature. The trips were worth seeing. 1 day more in Rotorua, then you would have seen everything. Thanks for the trip.

February 12, 2020

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