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Auckland and Beyond Tours

Rotorua Geothermal Valley Day Tour from Auckland

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  • 9 hour Rotorua day tour from Auckland
  • 3 hour scenic drive in a premium Mercedes
  • Visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre
  • Watch traditional Maori Carving and Weaving
  • See steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools
  • Guided tour of Te Puia Geothermal Valley
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What you need to know

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of Auckland City Centre? Visit the Rotorua Geothermal Valley on a small group Rotorua Day Tour from Auckland! This nine hour tour transports you into a geothermal wonderland where you can explore the natural phenomena on display at Te Puia in Rotorua.

Embark on a scenic journey from Auckland to Rotorua, known for its unique geothermal activity and rich Maori culture. Te Puia Geothermal Valley is a must-visit destination, home to the Southern Hemisphere's largest active geyser, as well as native wildlife, Maori cultural heritage and so much more. On this day tour from Auckland, you will travel on board a premium small group Mercedes van, with plenty of legroom and a maximum of only 19 passengers.

As you arrive at Te Puia, be prepared to be amazed by the bubbling mud pools, steaming geysers, and vibrant hot springs you will find there. Take a leisurely guided tour through the geothermal valley, immersing yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this otherworldly landscape. You will even find a dedicated Kiwi Conservation Centre, where you can see this iconic native bird up close!

But Te Puia is not just about geothermal wonders and the kiwi bird. It is also home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, where you can witness traditional Maori wood carving and weaving techniques. Engage with the local Maori community and gain a deeper understanding of their customs and traditions on this Rotorua Day Tour from Auckland. For an additional cost, you can even enjoy a traditional hangi lunch, prepared with traditional methods and offering a taste of the Maori culture.

As one of the best day trips from Auckland, this small group tour with Auckland and Beyond ensures a seamless and comfortable experience from Auckland to Rotorua and back. Sit back, relax, and let the knowledgeable guides take care of all the details, allowing you to fully enjoy this unforgettable Auckland day trip.

Book your Rotorua Day Tour from Auckland today to explore the geothermal valley of Te Puia and immerse yourself in Maori culture.


  • 9 hour Rotorua day tour from Auckland
  • 1 hour guided tour of the Te Puia Geothermal Valley
  • See the largest geyser in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Visit the Kiwi Conservation Centre
  • Watch artists perform traditional Maori carvings and weaving
  • Learn about Maori culture
  • Small groups with a maximum of 19 guests on tour
  • Premium Mercedes vans for ultimate comfort
  • Friendly and knowledgeable guides
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off at your central Auckland accommodation
  • Complimentary bottled water and snacks


  • Traditional hangi lunch (additional cost)
  • Traditional Maori cultural performance (additional cost)


  • This experience departs at 6:30am
  • Pick up times from your central Auckland accommodation will be confirmed upon booking


  • Please allow approximately 9 hours for this experience

Hotel Pickup

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from your central Auckland accommodation

What To Bring

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Sunglasses and Sunscreen
  • Bring a camera
  • Bring spending money for gift shops and extras

Additional Information

  • A minimum of 2 guests is required to make this booking
  • Child rates apply (3-12yrs)
  • Infants under 3 years (0-2yrs) travel free
  • Car seats available to hire for infants under 3 years (additional cost), or you are welcome to bring your own child seats
  • If you choose to add a traditional hangi lunch, please advise any dietary requirements upon booking

Cancellation Policy

  • 7 – 10 days prior to the date of the tour – 25% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • 3 – 6 days prior to the date of the tour – 50% of your ticket plus any booking fees and charges
  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
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