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The Auckland metropolitan area, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous
urban area in the country. Auckland is popularly known as the “City of Sails” because the harbor is
often dotted with hundreds of yachts and has more per capita than any other city in the world, with
around 135,000 yachts and launches.
Waitomo is a Maori word made up of two parts. ‘Wai’ which translates as water and ‘tomo’ which
means entrance or hole. Waitomo can be translated as the stream which flows into the hole in the
ground. This meaning is reflected through its fantastic geological history and landscape, however, it also
has a rich tourism and cultural history . As a region, it is one of New Zealand’s original tourist
Undulating green fields, tumbling waterfalls, spectacular rural vistas and, of course, its world-renowned
limestone formations and cave system make Waitomo a destination like no other.
30 million years ago the entire Waitomo region lay far beneath the sea. Today, both above and below
ground, it stands as a revealing testament to a landmark period in New Zealand's and the world's natural history.
It is also a region that offers a multitude of recreational sightseeing and tourist attractions. So much so,
that it’s virtually impossible to take it all in over just one day. So take two or even a few days and
discover Waitomo at your own pace.
Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty region of the
North Island of New Zealand. The name Rotorua comes from Maori, roto means lake and run two –
Rotorua thus meaning & Second lake; Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists, with the tourism industry being by far the largest industry in the district. The city is known for its geothermal activity, with the number of geysers, notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa, and hot mud pools located in the city. This thermal activity owes itself to the Rotorua caldera on which the city lies. Rotorua is also a top adventure destination and is New Zealand’s Maori cultural heartland. Rotorua city is renowned for its unique sulfur aroma, which is caused by the geothermal activity releasing hydrogen sulfide into the atmosphere.
What you get
Customise this tour
Signature tour — Sightseeing tours & transfers usually on a private basis, can be tailored to your
The prices quoted do include international flights to or from the starting and ending cities.
KL International Airport
3 Hours Before Flight Time
On arrival in Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local
representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self-drive passengers will collect your rental car
at the airport and drive to your hotel.
Travel south past rolling green hills and lush pastureland to WaitomoGlowworm Caves. Enjoy a guided tour of the weird and wonderful limestone formations and a magical boat ride under thousands of twinkling glowworms. Continue to Matamata and visit Hobbiton Movie Set for a guided tour of ‘MiddleEarth’. Continue to Rotorua.
Visit TePuia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mud pools and roaring geysers. Following this, visit the
Agrodomefor a New Zealand farm show before continuing toRainbow Springs to see New Zealand’s
trout, birds and wildlife. This afternoon is at leisure to experience some of Rotorua’s other attractions.
This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Hangi (feast) and Concert.
Choose whether you spend the morning in Rotorua orthe afternoon in Auckland for some optional
activities(optional activities not included in the tour price).Transfer from Rotorua to Auckland.
Your arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer or the return of your rental car. Kiwiway vacations, hope you enjoyed your tour around New Zealand and look forward to organizing your next visit to New Zealand.