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Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves Small Group Tour (One Way)

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    Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    explore the ancient and amazing caves with many different cave formations including Stalactites, Stalagmites and Lime Columns before descending even further underground for your Glowworm experience. Board your Glowworm boat for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of Glowworms above you.
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    Pass by Rotorua Museum
    Pass by Lake Rotorua
    Pass by Blue Baths
    Pass by Government Gardens
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).

    Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.

    Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park

    Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

    Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Celestion Apartment Hotel, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, SO/Auckland

    Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.

    AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.

    Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.

    Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SkyCity hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel

    Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.

    Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland city, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland city (Hobson Street), Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, Waldorf Tetra Serviced Apartments, YHA Auckland City Backpackers

    Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.

    Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.

    Ports

    • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek main entrance)
    • Ports of Auckland (pick up from M Social Hotel)
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    13h
    Inclusions
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Local taxes
    • Bottled water
    • Snacks
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry ticket and fully guided tour - Waitomo Caves
    • Glowworm Grotto Boat Ride - Waitomo Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours notice).
    • Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • 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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    Our tour from Auckland was great, despite the intermittent rain. Our driver, Martin, was courteous and knowledgeable. His colleague, Andre, helped us understand the thermal park and gave a glimpse into Maori culture and traditional crafts. All in all, a worthy tour. Bravo!
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    Very nice. The guide Michael was very kind, attentive and knew and explained a lot through the journey. The company seems to be quite serious and professional I do not suggest booking the Maori show at TePuia since it seemed too unnatural. The buffet is expensive but if you are
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    Amazing one-day tour with Lance! The communication with the team was excellent, we managed to book the tour the previous day (less than 12 hrs before) and everything was perfectly organized! There is wi-fi in the van, plus snacks and water :) on our way back we even watched a
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    Kraig was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and the Mouri culture. He made our long drive from Auckland to Waitomo so interesting and fun. I highly recommend This tour company!
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    There are many companies that offer this day trip to Waitomo caves and the Rotorua thermal reserve. I chose Cheeky Kiwi on Viator because they had a better price for small groups. There were six passengers on a brand new Mercedes Sprint and our guide Louise was extremely nice.
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    Evanstar99
    30
    Hobbiton and glow worm tour
    I cannot say enough positive things about this trip. From the moment we were picked up, we were made to feel at
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    amberleong12346
    10
    Our trip in Hobbiton & Rotorua Tour including Wai-o-Tapu
    This trip was totally amazing. beautiful scenery, wonderful guide,and full of lots off active adventures. Every
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    blossomzzz
    Singapore, Singapore
    217
    Great experience!
    We really enjoyed our tour. We were well-taken care of in every aspect. Breakfast bars to fuel an early morning
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    W1558DYcarol
    10
    Great Small Group Tour
    I really enjoyed my day on this Cheeky Kiwi tour. Our guides were Grant and Amelia (trainee). Grant was very
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    Pietro_BG_90
    Milan, Italy
    20
    Hobbiton and Waitomo caves
    Great Tour. Our guide, Michael, picked us up on time and gave us plenty of information on Auckland and
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    pjcarnot
    La Jolla, California
    62
    Great day, great guide
    We were in a van with 4 others led by an adorable, knowledgeable guide named Kenny. It was a special day and we
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    aideen50
    40
    Brilliant trip
    I really enjoyed this trip. My tour guide Mike was brilliant and knowledgeable. Waiotapu was one of the most
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    WHuntca
    Irvine, California
    10
    Hobbiton
    Just finished Hobbiton tour with Kenna.Learned a lot about movie set and Countryside along the way!Would highly
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    meganhawksley
    10
    Full day of fun!
    Kenna was an excellent guide from Auckland to Hobbiton. She had so much energy for an early wake up call and it
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    I956JTdiana
    Central Romania, Romania
    30
    Excellent experience...
    The movie sets are amazing... it is a tiny special world of fantasy where you would definitely want to get lost.
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    KevinS4025
    10
    Hobbiton is pretty awesome with Cheeky Kiwi Tours
    Kenna and Lou from Cheeky Kiwi Tours were awesome. They looked after us and their knowledge of the area and the
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    mayb772
    Sydney, Australia
    51
    What a Day!
    What a great day we've had with Grant and Cheeky Kiwi tour. Glow worms, Hobbiton, steak lunch at a lovely spot and
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    CDVDWAUS
    30
    Excellent Tour- Wai-o-tapu & Te Puia
    Our Tour guide Grant was a lovely man and an excellent tour guide. He was very informative and made the day fun
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    colinc593
    10
    Small group tour with add ons
    Did waiu-te-Pau as well. Well informed guide who made us feel welcome and kept us refreshed. Was amazing to see
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    tomast907
    11
    A perfect day!
    The tour was so perfect! Everything on time and the cheeky driver, Michael, was very attentive and friendly! I
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