From Auckland : Rotorua Māori Village & Waitomo Caves Tour

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Discover the rich culture of the Maori on a tour of Whakarewarewa Village & Waitomo Glow Worm Caves in a small group. Explore Rotorua’s geothermal wonders and be captivated by mesmerizing glow worms.


  • Learn about Māori life and customs in a real village with local guides
  • Take in panoramic views of Geysers and explore the boiling hot pools
  • Experience the one-of-a-kind glow of thousands of bioluminescent glow worms
  • Enjoy cultural performance which including the world-famous haka dance
  • Discover highlights of the Rotorua area and learn about the Māori heritage


Begin your tour with a scenic bus ride from Auckland to Rotorua, where you'll arrive at the Whakarewarewa Village. Step into this living Māori village and be greeted by the warmth of the local community and the rich aroma of geothermal steam rising from the earth. Guided by locals, embark on a cultural exploration of Whakarewarewa, discovering the traditions, customs, and lifestyle of the Māori people. Marvel at the bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers, and steaming vents that dot the landscape, each with its own story to tell. Immerse yourself in the live performances of traditional Māori songs and dances, which offer a glimpse into the vibrant heritage and enduring spirit of this Indigenous culture. Interact with locals, learn about their ancient customs, and gain insight into their deep connection to the land. After your enriching experience at Whakarewarewa Village, journey to the Waitomo Caves. Marvel at the glow worms that illuminate the caves, creating a magical underground experience. Glide silently through the caves on a boat, surrounded by the enchanting glow of thousands of bioluminescent creatures. After this adventure, board the bus for your return journey to Auckland.


Tour guide Hotel pickup and drop-off Round-trip transportation by a minivan Whakarewarewa entry tickets Waitomo Glowworm Caves entry tickets Cultural performances at the village

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