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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland provided by Cheeky Kiwi Travel

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland

Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Wai-O-Tapu from Auckland
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On this small group, fully-guided day trip we will not only guide you to and from Wai-O-Tapu but fully guide you through the park to ensure you get a full experience, unlike many other tours. Highlights: • Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland • Champagne Lake & Devils Bath • Rotorua City Highlights • Waikato Farm Region Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it’s our small groups, guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 56760P10
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry Tickets
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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 Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, 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, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites 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), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, 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, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours notice).
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Entry Tickets
  • Optional extra - One-way option from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller 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 Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, SO/Auckland Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time. AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, 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, Four Points by Sheraton, Airedale Boutique Suites 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), St Martins Waldorf Apartment Hotel, Tetra Serviced Apartments by Nesuto, 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, 10 Tom Pearce Drive)
  • Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children aged 7 years and below are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be provided (with 24 hours notice).
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Auckland Central
    Waikato Region
  • 1
    Tirau
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Rotorua
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Auckland
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Dan e
Chicago, IL8 contributions
Highly recommend
Feb 2020
We did this tour in February. Andrei was out driver and guide. He was very informative. Wai-O-Tapu was awesome. On a side note- learned that 'Sweet as' is not a cuss word !
Written 14 March 2020
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jessicatheexplorer
Brisbane, Australia162 contributions
Such a fun day adventure!
Feb 2020
I booked this day tour as a solo traveller and I was so lucky to get such a great driver (Mike) and group also full of other solo travellers! I originally only booked the Wai-O-Tapu attraction and ended up adding on the Te Puia attraction because there isn't a whole lot else to do in Rotorua (I would recommend seeing both). The drive out to Rotorua was lovely and I loved hearing about NZ history and culture along the way!
Written 1 March 2020
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Steve
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Well worth it!
Feb 2020
I enjoyed the whole day...the Guide was great and I learned a lot about Rotorua and the Cultural Center and had some fun!
Written 11 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gy@loh
1 contribution
Great experience Auckland to Rotorua Small Groip Tour
Nov 2019 • Family
My family had a fabulous trip down to Wai-O-Taipu and Te Puia today (28 Nov 2019). The trip was made doubly fabulous with the company of our driver/guide- Louise from Cheeky Kiwi.

We had a previous encounter with another tour guide from Cheeky Kiwi on our trip down to Hobbiton and Glowworm. The impression the first guide gave us was 'so-so' minus that professionalism we thought a driver/guide should have. However my impression of Cheeky Kiwi turned around towards the positive when I met Louise, our guide/driver, who brought us to visit Wai-O-Taipu and Te Puia. She has displayed great knowledge and explained in details and clarity as she guided us through our walks. What really impressed me was her thoughtfulness in paying attention to details to ensure that her customers bring back the utmost memorable experience during the trip. Louise has demonstrated genuinity and sincerity. She deserves a big thumbs-up and I will rate her 5 out of 5 stars. Thank you Louise. Hope to see you again. Warmly from Gary and Moon.
Written 28 November 2019
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Anita O
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Awesome Tour
Nov 2019
An fab tour! Andre our tour guide was awesome. He was friendly, easy going and informative. Loved spending time with him in Kurian Park. Had such a great day! Thanks Andre for a wonderful day :) see ya next trip ha ha
Written 26 November 2019
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Derek K
1 contribution
A Stunning Natural Force of Nature
Nov 2019
Difficult to describe how amazing this place is! A sensory overload with steam venting all around, the acrid sulphur in the air and amazing colours from elements deep below the surface.

The visitor centre is welcoming and loads of information to suit everyone. The Kiwi centre was a lovely unexpected surprise to see such an iconic symbol of NZ.

A great free tour by our guide topped off the visit.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

839arnell
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Worth your day!
Nov 2019
Our tour guide Andrew is so friendly and you'll never get bored on your trip. He's knowledge of the tour makes it more enjoyable and interesting to explore. Definitely recommendable.
Written 9 November 2019
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Julie F
79 contributions
Photographs can't capture the sounds, the smells and the whole experience of the GeoThermal areas. Must experience!
May 2019 • Family
It is a long bus ride but worth it. We didn't realize that Tai-Pu wasn't included in our booking for Wai-O_tapu but we added it at the last minute. So I recommend really paying attention to what is included and what isn't. The two sites are both geothermal but very different in many ways. I highly recommend going to both. Our guide did a good job of getting us to the sites and not rushing. We were fortunate to only have 5 on our tour so it made for a very nice tour. We didn't do the cultural tour but really enjoyed the gallery and the art school at Tai-Pu instead. It was a very long day but highly recommend. Tai-Pu has the geysers and more Mauri culture elements but Wai-O-Tapu has more craters of multiple colors, things you won't see anywhere else in the world and more bubbling mud.
Written 29 May 2019
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Elena
8 contributions
Amazing Experience!
May 2019 • Friends
My friend and I booked Cheeky Kiwi once we arrived to New Zealand because we heard so many good things about Rotorua’s geothermal locations and spas. We expected to be dropped off at each location more or less with some guidance and stories from our guide. Kreg exceeded all expectations of a tour guide and made our experience entirely way better in Rotorua. His extensive knowledge of the history and geography of the land allowed us to really get a feel for the deep roots or the Rotorua region and really made the trip on of our favorite experiences in Auckland thus far! I recommend Cheeky Kiwi and Kreg to anyone visiting Auckland. He is sure to teach you immense amounts about the rich history in the area and have fun while doing it!
Written 18 May 2019
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Nikkiadvice
7 contributions
Great trip
May 2019 • Friends
Kreig was a great tour for the day. He showed us entertaining New Zealand ads, a movie, and other entertainment during the trip. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Highly recommend especially if you want to learn some history about the places you are going. We did Wai-O-Tapu and the Polynesian Spa and it was an unforgettable experience.
Written 18 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Awesome day trip
We had an awesome day with Mani! Answered all our questions and told us lots of facts and information along the way
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Excellent communication, tour, guide & group
The team at Cheeky Kiwi Tours were absolutely fabulous! Despite epic rain and a COVID outbreak in Aus causing havoc
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Excelente experiência
had a wonderful day. Waitomo caves are interesting, the glow worms cave structure was explained by the local guide
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Nice trip to geysers and caves
Great trip! Michael was our driver and we have had a wonderful day. From the outset, he displayed a lot of knowledg
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Perfect trip to Hobbiton
Great experience! Michael was our driver and he is such a nice fellow and so full of knowledge! The trip was amazin
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Superb tour and very fun trip!
The tour guide was friendly, entertaining, funny, accommodating and informative, provided refreshments along the wa
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Great day!! Great guide!!
Excellent day!! Our guide Mani was simply magnificent!! Right from his timely arrival in the morning to the incredi
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Fantabulous day trip
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Fantastic day out
We enjoyed this tour from start to finish. It was a fantastic day out. Our tour guide Mani was amazing. He had such
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Highly recommended
Mani is the friendliest tour guide and very knowledgeable of the place, Hot Beach experience is nice and worth comi
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Excellent Tour
We had a great time with our driver/guide Michael which made the tour more enjoyable. Great communication skills, v
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100% excellent - I booked the tour last year and could follow the booking numbers - I offered to withdraw as there
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Amazing sights and learned a lot about the area and its history
Our tour was informative and I had the pleasure of learning about New Zealand history and some of the great spots t
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Excellent communication. Lance was a most excellent driver and guide. We had a great day made even better by Lance'
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Fantastic day trip and tour guide!
Fantastic day trip. Thanks to Brendon. I do really enjoy the trip even though the weather was not great. Looking fo
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