Full day return or one way tour from Auckland to the geothermal wonderland and adventures playground of Rotorua where you can choose what attractions you want to visit or activities you would like to do.
On this tour you will be picked up from your accomodation in our 12 seater minibus and driven through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area in the world, on a fully guided journey to Rotorua. During the trip south you will encounter stunning scenery, great photo opportunities, beautiful mountains and several different farm animals along the way. We will also pass through the unique town of Tirau (the corrugated iron sculpture capital of the world) and the stunning Fitzgerald Glade.
Once in Rotorua we will do a guided tour of the city past its famous and historical sites including Lake Rotorua, The Government Gardens, Blues Baths, Thermal Springs and Polynesian Spa. From here your tour becomes very flexible and you can choose up to two of Rotorua's most famous attractions to visit or free time for yourself. Maybe head to the famous geothermal park and Maori cultural village of Te Puia, bath it the geothermal spas of Polynesian Spa, see some farm culture with the sheep show at Argodome, roll down a hill in a Zorb, have an adventure thrill at Skyline or simply have some free time to explore the city and it's beauties.
You can add up to 2 activities to your tour or choose free time to explore the city.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
Te Puia Geothermal Park, Te Puia Geothermal Park with Maori Cultural show, Polynesian Spa, Skyline, Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland, Agrodome, Zorb, Rainbow Springs, Free time to explore the city.
Details about optional activities and price below:
Te Puia Geothermal park - $47 per person
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. They are home to the world famous Pōhutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs and silica formations. You will also find a native Kiwi bird viewing house and see some of the native Maori architecture and culture at the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving.
This option includes: Entry ticket, guided tour of the park, Kiwi house and Maori arts and carving school.
Te Puia Geothermal Park with Maori cultural show - $60 per person
Add Te Puia's Maori cultural show to your geothermal park experience. Te Puia’s Māori cultural performances on Rotowhio Marae transport manuhiri (visitors) back in time, beginning with a spine-tingling wero (challenge) from a Māori warrior followed by a traditional pōwhiri (welcome). Manuhiri are then invited inside the beautifully carved wharenui (meeting house), to experience a traditional and unique Māori concert.
This option includes: Entry ticket, cultural show entry ticket, guided tour of the park, Kiwi house and Maori arts and carving school.
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal parK - $75 per person
Named "One of the 20 Most SURREAL Places in the World" by trip adviser Wai-O-Tapu is home to an expansive geothermal area including the Champagne lake and local mud-pools and wonders.
This option includes: Transport to and entry tickets into the park.
Polynesian spa - DEluxe lake spa - $50 per person
Embrace nature’s sanctuary and slip into four shallow Rachel Spring alkaline mineral hot pools 36oC – 42oC, one Priest Spring acidic mineral hot pool overlooking Lake Rotorua. Try the cold plunge pool for hot-cold hydrotherapy to detoxify –alternate between hot and cold pools three times for best results, lounge on geothermally-heated poolside recliners recliners, large indoor relaxation lounge and enjoy deluxe changing rooms, premium changing facilities with towels, secure lockers, beautiful soap, shampoo and hairdryers provided. Don't forget your swim suit!
This option includes: Deluxe Lake Spa ticket and entrance.
Agrodome sheep & DOG show - $35 per person
In the heart of 350-acres of lush farmland, yet only 10 minutes from Rotorua city centre, you’ll find New Zealand’s Agrodome.
For over 40 years, visitors from all over the globe have come to the Agrodome to see our world-famous Farm Show starring a cast of talented animals… and you! After the show you can visit the Farmyard Nursery, which is home to our cutest baby animals who are available for cuddles and photos all year round!
Before you leave, don't forget to pop into the Woollen Mill and Shearing Museum. Here you’ll learn the remarkable story of NZ pioneers the Bowen brothers and discover the full process of wool from the Sheep’s back to yours.
The Agrodome is one of New Zealand’s must-see attractions, open in any weather, 365 days a year!
This option includes: Entry and sheep show ticket
Skyline & Gondola RIDE - $30 per person
Adventure centre with a gondola, luge tracks, a high-adrenaline swing, zip-line and stunning panoramic views of the lake Rotorua, Rotorua city and its surroundings.
This option includes: Skyline entry ticket and gondola ride
Zorb - $45 per person
ZORB Rotorua is the iconic Rotorua adventure activity that has been operating for over 17 years offering the original and unique experience of ZORB globe riding - rolling downhill in a large inflatable globe. A must-do adventure activity while in New Zealand, ZORB Rotorua offers two ride types - ZYDRO (wet ride) and ZORBIT (dry ride) as well as four track options, and eight ride variations. There's something for everyone!
Every customer receives a certificate confirming they are an official 'ZORBonaut' as well as a FREE photo (uploaded to their Facebook account). In-ride video is also available as a unique way to remember your ZORB experience.
This option includes: single Zorb ride
Rainbow Springs Nature park - $39 per person
Join us in nature for an action-packed day out! Get up close with the wonderful birds, bugs and beasts that call New Zealand home.
Set amongst the native trees and beautiful forests of Rotorua, Rainbow Springs offers a fun-filled day out for the whole family. You'll learn all about New Zealand’s fascinating natural history and meet the interesting creatures who call this great land of ours home.
Each day their wildlife team run lots of Animal Encounters which allow you to get closer than ever to some of their favourite park residents including trout, reptiles and native birds.
This option includes: park entry ticket
WINTER SPECIAL $199 PER PERSON
(normally $285 per person)
You can add up to 2 activities to your Rotorua tour or choose free time to explore the city. Add extras during booking process.
- CBD Hotel/airport pick up and drop off
- Refreshments & Snacks
- Beautiful scenic drive through the New Zealand countryside
- Professionally guided tour about New Zealand and the culture.
- Movie or entertainment during drive
- Entry tickets and/or guided tours at selected activities
- Guided tour of Rotorua city
- Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos
- Guided tour back to the Hotel
- WiFi on Transport available at additional cost (select during booking process)
- Pick up: 6am
- Drop off: 6pm - 7pm depending on traffic
- 12-13 hour tour
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Tours will only run if at least 4 people have booked on the tour.
- Cheeky Kiwi Travel reserves the right to alter the tour due to weather or operational needs.
- No refund will be given to tours cancelled with less than 24hrs notice.