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Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland

Highlights
  • Optional extras: Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland or Polynesian Spa
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 15 people
  • Great value: includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees
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Exciting Rotorua Day Trip from Auckland
From US$175,42
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Rotorua One day Tour return AkMost Popular
Tour starts and finishes in Auckland
US$192,29
Rotorua + Waiotapu
Add Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland to your one day Tour
US$252,33
Rotorua and Polynesian Spa
Add a soak at the Polynesian spa
US$226,02
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Overview
Rotorua is one of the most visited towns on the North Island, famous for its geothermal activity and rich Maori heritage. On this tour, take in all the highlights on a day trip from Auckland, including the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute of Te Puia, the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley, and a guided tour of Rotorua.
What to Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, set out on the around 2.5-hour drive to Rotorua, traveling by air-conditioned minivan and enjoy scenic views of the Waikato countryside.

On arrival, the first stop of the day is Te Puia and the Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where you can watch demonstrations of Maori handicrafts and gain an insight into Maori culture and traditions. Continue to the Te Whakarewarewa Geothermal Valley to discover Rotorua’s otherworldly geothermal landscapes, including bubbling mud pools, steaming fumaroles, and the Pohutu Geyser.

After lunch at a local restaurant, take a guided tour of Rotorua, stopping to admire views of Rotorua Lake and the Government Gardens. Then, either enjoy free time to explore the city independently or upgrade to include a visit to the Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland or a relaxing soak in the Polynesian Spa thermal springs.

Depending on the tour option chosen, either end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland, where you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Reviews (35)
1 - 5 of 8 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile
Fantastic service by Flexitours

My wife and I went on the one day tour from Auckland to Rotorua through Flexitours booked on Viator. Our driver/guide Chris was courteous, informative, and friendly. We really appreciated how he went out of his way to make our tour memorable. For example, after...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018
So much to see and do

I did the day trip from Auckland with a work friend. We left early and stopped briefly in Hobbiton to switch vans to head for a polynesian spa, then lunch and exploring at Te Puia and on to Waitamo Caves. We had lots of time...More

Thank kateemo_burgess
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Excellent day tour

I really enjoyed this day tour from Auckland city. Though I had to change coaches 3 times, I found the coach driver/guides were very friendly and managed time well despite some heavy showers during the return journey in the late afternoon. Coaches were comfortable. However,...More

Thank Pat G
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thankyou for your great review - We work hard to offer flexibility at minimum charge - so this does mean changing coaches to maximise the number of people going in the same direction at the same time. We work hard to make sure you do...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018
Unbelievable

A must see place by everyone who makes a trip to NZ. Flexitours' seamless transport arrangements were fantastic & the coach drivers are professionally competent.

Thank HiranHSK
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thankyou for your great review - it is great when customers are happy

Reviewed 17 April 2018
A long but great day out!

I really liked the flexibility of the tour. We had a great driver/guide (apologises I cannot remember his name). Transportation was comfortable, and the guided tour of Te Puia was fun and interesting. A great and convenient way of seeing Rotorua.

Thank Kit Y
FLEXI2014, General Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thankyou for your great review - I am glad you hasd a good time

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The Polynesian Spa is a spa experience where you can soak in five different hot water pools with therapeutic minerals. Each one has a different temperature and view of the lake Rotorua which is right in front of the spa. My... More
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