Day trip

Auckland to Rotorua Private Tour

Auckland to Rotorua Private Tour

From US$ 501.38 per person

Travel via New Zealand’s famous Thermal Explorer Highway touring route, taking in the special Waikato region and the King Country. Continue on to Rotorua, where you will be dropped off at the end of your private tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Pass through the beautiful countryside of the Waikato and King Country regions
  • Take a break at Mamaku Blue, one of New Zealand’s only blueberry experiences
  • See the Rotorua Museum and beautiful Government Gardens
Full description
The sulphur city of Rotorua, over 200km south of Auckland, is known for its geothermal wonders, lakes and authentic Maori experiences. On this tour, you will travel via New Zealand’s famous Thermal Explorer Highway route taking in the special region of Rotorua. Your experience guide will tell you about New Zealand and its extraordinary places you will see along the approximately three-hour journey to the Sulphur City of Rotorua – one of New Zealand’s most visited tourism destinations. On the way to Rotorua, you will drive through some truly beautiful countryside and can incorporate a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set into this tour as an optional extra. If time permits, the Mamaku Blueberry Farm is worth a stop – it's a lovely spot for a break at the café to see some real Kiwi ingenuity at work on this Blueberry Farm and Winery. In Rotorua, there are many attractions and activities. There is something for everyone from relaxing spa treatments, geothermal parks with bubbling mud pools, shooting geysers, hot springs, bird and wildlife encounters, natural lakes, the Redwood Forest, mountains, active volcanoes to cultural and adventurous experiences such as Maori village visits.
  • Fully guided service in luxury vehicle
  • Pick-up within Auckland’s Downtown area
  • water, snacks and lunch
  • Entrance fees to any attractions along the way or in Rotorua are not included
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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