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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

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Waitomo Caves & Rotorua Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

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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 travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Visit two of New Zealand's highlights—the Waitomo Caves and the city of Rotorua—on an easy day trip from Auckland. Don't worry about self-driving or navigating buses, as you are transferred from a central meeting point in Auckland. Learn all about Maori culture in Rotorua, experience the otherworldly geothermal geysers and explore deep underground at the Waitomo Caves.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
  • 2
    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Te Puia
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
  • 5
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • An easy way to see a lot in a single day trip
  • Visit the Pohutu Geyser, Te Puia Maori Village, Kiwi Bird House, and more
  • A boat ride on underground rivers is included at Waitomo Caves
  • Receive refreshments and snacks while driving
Important Information
  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets - Waitomo and Te Puia
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Optional extras and activities - please select the tour option you want at time of booking
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and wear comfortable footwear.
  • 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 24 hours notice).
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Richard wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
This tour enabled us to see the spectacles of the glowworm caves at Waitomo and the Geysers and mud-pools at Te Puia. The minibus was on time, the driver courteous and informed, and engaged knowledgeably with questions. The lunch at Te Puia was magnificent, but I would advise
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Date of experience: January 2020
Melissa wrote a review Dec 2019
Denver, Colorado7 contributions9 helpful votes
The day was long, but good. The Waitomo caves were impressive. The guide through the caves was knowledgeable, sharing interesting information about the surrounding community. Te Puia was unexpected and awesome! I loved learning about the Maori culture and learning about the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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creativecrew wrote a review Dec 2019
Allentown, Pennsylvania2,343 contributions255 helpful votes
Michael is a wonderful guide who makes the trip fun and informative! He has all sorts of fun facts that make the ride feel like it goes quickly. Loved the Mauri guide (Liam) at Rotorua Te Pica. He was very welcoming and knowledgeable! We were able to see Kiwi bird and loved
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Joseph P wrote a review Nov 2019
3 contributions
This trip was great. It was a long day (pick up at 5:45 a.m. and drop off at 7:45 p.m.) but I would do it again in a heart beat. Lance and Martin were great guides. I really appreciated that they would tell us information and stories about the various areas we drove through. It
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Date of experience: November 2019
CityTiger1981 wrote a review Nov 2019
Nottingham51 contributions15 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our tour with Andre. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and made sure everyone felt included. The stops felt like they were just the right amount of time so you never felt rushed or like you were trying to waste time. The downside of the tour is that it
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Date of experience: October 2019
About the operator

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By: Cheeky Kiwi Travel
Great Customer Service - Above and Beyond.
I made a last minute booking with Cheeky Kiwi Travel and was surprised that they took my booking. Then it happened
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Fantastic day trip
Big thank you to Michael & Brendon for the amazing trip - you both were super hospitable, extremely friendly. Thank
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Great experience!
Amazing trip and awesome experience. Big thanks to Nick for making this trip great. You're such an awesome!. Hoping
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Awesome, great and worth it....
Thanks to Mr Michael Healey and Mr Manny (the man standing beside us) for a wonderful day during our trip. Keepin
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Highly recommended
Company is helpful in answering my questions. The tour was great. Tour guide is good. Overall great experience!
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Lovely trip to Mt Cook
My girlfriend and I had an amazing time with Kreig on our tour to Mt Cook! Although the weather was not at its best
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I joined Waitomo cave and Hobbiton small tour with Michael. He is an amazing and passionate person who connected ec
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Queenstown to Milford Sounds
Voyaged in a mini bus to Te Anau and then Milford Sounds from Queenstown. Callum ( driver ) was very informative o
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 13h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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