Overview

This Rotorua Day Tour from Auckland has all the highlights, plus some great optional extras. Travel down to the city of Rotorua in the Central North Island for a guided tour of Te Puia, one of the best places in New Zealand to see geothermal activity and Māori culture.

During your tour you’ll see carved meeting houses and a Māori village set up just like in pre-European times, and hear ancient legends from your expert guide. In the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley you will experience the famous Pohutu Geyser, which can shoot steam high into the air, as well as Rotorua’s famous bubbling mud pools. In the kiwi house, see if you can spot our national bird, the famous kiwi. These flightless wonders are nocturnal, so you’ll need your eyes to adjust to the darkness first!

And if all this wasn’t enough, you can create your ultimate Rotorua tour experience with our range of optional extras:

Te Puia Cultural Performance

During this 45-minute concert experience, you’ll be welcomed onto the marae (meeting house) and enjoy expertly performed traditional song and dance including the famous haka (war dance), poi dance and stick games.

Te Puia Hangi Lunch

Try an authentic Māori hangi cooked by experts at Te Puia. Hangi is a traditional cooking style where meat and vegetables are wrapped up and placed on hot stones, then buried in the earth and steam-roasted.

Polynesian Spa

Add a trip to Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa and soak in a natural mineral hot pool overlooking Lake Rotorua.

Redwoods Treewalk

Head into Rotorua’s redwood forest and experience a nature walk with a difference – along a series of boardwalks and suspension bridges high in the air!

This tour is available from 16 December - simply select your date from the calendar below and hit 'refresh' to see availability and book.

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Adult (Age 13+)
Wed 11 December Thu 12 December Fri 13 December Sat 14 December Sun 15 December Mon 16 December Tue 17 December
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Guided Tour
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $159.00 $149.00
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Guided Tour & Cultural Performance
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $167.00 $157.00
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Guided Tour & Hangi Lunch
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $183.00 $172.00
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Tour, Cultural Performance & Hangi
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $196.00 $184.00
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Guided Tour & Polynesian Spa
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $192.00 $180.00
InterCity Rotorua Tour
Te Puia Guided Tour & Redwoods Treewalk
Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out Sold out $216.00 $203.00

FAQs

Can I go swimming in the mud pools?

The boiling mud pools in Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley are dangerously hot, so no jumping the fence! But you can add on a relaxing soak in the Polynesian Spa instead.

Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I eat and drink on board the bus?

Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

What should I bring?

We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen. Bring a jacket, sunglasses, a sunhat and your camera. If you've booked a Polynesian Spa option, bring your swimsuit (towel hire is available, or you can bring your own towel too). Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!