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Rotorua Discovery

4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

See the Glow Worm Grotto, discover flora and fauna and immerse yourself in local culture on this Mini Stay.

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About this trip

See the Glow Worm Grotto, discover flora and fauna and immerse yourself in local culture at a Maori Hangi and concert in Rotorua.

Trip type: Mini-Stays

Trip code: ZR5

3 Nights


0 Meals
On-trip Transport

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Rotorua Discovery

Your Itinerary

1. Auckland - Rotorua (2 Nights)

(Flights to arrive day prior.) Travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, tour with a local Guide through the world-famous Waitomo Glow Worm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish with a silent boat ride through the Glow Worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit by thousands of tiny glow worms. Later, travel on to Rotorua, the cultural centre of New Zealand.


2. Rotorua Sightseeing

Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua's iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna. You may even spot a kiwi! Then see New Zealand's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome Sheep Show. Tonight enjoy a unique Maori Hangi dinner and concert on a local Marae.

Buffet Breakfast

3. Rotorua - Auckland

This morning is at leisure. Later travel through forests and farmlands on your way to Auckland.

Buffet Breakfast
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4. Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Buffet Breakfast

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    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on mini-stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights

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      With our Insider knowledge, we've handpicked quality hotels to complement this trip. Check the daily itinerary for hotel details and for reviews.

    • Hotel accommodation at Millennium Rotorua and The Langham Auckland

    • Airport transfers in Auckland

    • Four days including sightseeing, Rotorua thermal reserve and Maori culture

    • Buffet breakfast daily and dinner on Day 2

    Airport Transfers

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