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Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House (private vehicle and driver)

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    What to Expect
    Following an 8:30am pickup at your centrally located Auckland hotel, take a seat in your vehicle for the 2.5-hour drive south along the mighty Waikato River to the Waitomo Caves — widely considered among New Zealand’s most impressive natural attractions.

    On arrival, enter the dark caves with your guide and admire the deep limestone shafts, impressive stalactites, and open caverns you find. During your 45-minute visit, travel on foot and by boat, and marvel at the millions of bright green glow worms clinking to the dank walls.

    After lunch at a local cafe, continue onward to the Kiwi House in the small country town of Otorohanga. Here, gain insight into the life cycle and feeding habits of New Zealand’s famous national bird and see tuatara — prehistoric native New Zealand reptiles.

    When your time at the Kiwi House comes to an end, return in comfort to your Auckland hotel to bring your tour to an end.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your Auckland hotel
    Return Details
    Tour returns to your Auckland hotel
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Guide
    • Transport
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • Souvenirs
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of two people per booking is required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed June 18, 2018

    They provided the best transportation service and gave us extra rest stops due to my motion sickness. They also treated us to tea & cookies at Lorraine’s favorite cafe. The drive was long but Ron and Lorraine shared interesting stories and facts about New Zealand...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
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    Lorraine S, Manager at Tui Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

    Thank you Issarocks for taking the time to review your tour with us. We enjoyed spending the day with your family touring the Waikato region, Waitomo Caves and Kiwi House. It was wonderful to have some Rugby players from the USA with us. We hope...More

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