Tour d'Auckland à Rotorua via les grottes de Waitomo
En quittant Auckland le matin, nous parcourrons les régions de Waikato et de King Country, en passant par des terres agricoles florissantes et des paysages pittoresques. Votre guide local expérimenté vous offrira des commentaires intéressants et vous montrera les points forts le long du chemin, comme Rangiriri, où une grande bataille a eu lieu entre les forces coloniales et les fidèles du roi maori en 1863.
En arrivant dans la petite ville de Waitomo, optez pour une promenade en métro avec une visite guidée de 45 minutes à travers les célèbres grottes de Waitomo, une série de grottes calcaires formées il y a plus de 30 millions d'années. Vous en apprendrez davantage sur les stalagmites, stalactites et autres formations rocheuses intrigantes en marchant à travers les cavernes, et terminerez l'excursion avec une délicieuse promenade en bateau à travers la grotte aux vers luisants, éclairée par des milliers de vers luisants minuscules.
Sur le chemin pour Rotorua, vous passerez par la belle Glade Fitzgerald où les arbres forment un tunnel de verdure naturel au-dessus de la route. L'excursion se terminera à Rotorua, une ville où vous pourrez voir l'activité géothermique, la culture maorie, des paysages spectaculaires et plus encore.
- Autocar moderne climatisé avec WiFi gratuit
- Collation du matin
- Déjeuner pique-nique servi à bord de l'autocar (si l'option est sélectionnée)
- Commentaire de votre guide de conducteur local
- Service de prise en charge et de retour gratuit dans certains hôtels du centre-ville
- Entrée - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
- Vous recevrez la confirmation lors de la réservation.
- Les enfants en bas âge doivent être assis sur les genoux d'un adulte
- Tous les circuits sont gérés par des autocars de luxe 5 étoiles, équipés de la climatisation, d’une salle de repos et de sièges inclinables. Pour le confort de tous les passagers, toutes les excursions ont été désignées comme étant non-fumeurs, avec des arrêts réguliers pour ceux qui souhaitent fumer.
- Ce circuit/cette activité accepte 40 voyageurs maximum
The views and scenic beauty throughout the journey from Auckland to Rotorua was no doubt excellent. The bus was comfortable with free Wi-Fi. But signal strength varies on the way depending on availability of tower. Boat journey inside the cave was amazing. But it could have been organised in a better way. Try to be with the group while riding on the boat. I couldn't ride on the boat in which most of our group people boarded as it became full just before me. So I had to board on the next boat. After completing the boat ride, I could find out the bus with great difficulty. However it is worthwhile to avail this journey. I was picked up from my hotel on time.
Great way to get from Auckland to Rotarua and see some countryside if NZ. Glowworm tour was amazing.
Really enjoyed this tour. The driver/guide was very good. He gave us local information on the way to the caves and was very funny and entertaining. I would recommend this tour.
Bus Tour guide was amazing- BUT were told that we were VIP at Waitomo Glowworm Caves, that we go ahead of the line and are our group taken separately- WELL that is not the case- they put us with another group and there were over 45 of us, instead of 25. Cave guide made comments several times that group was much larger then normal. The icing on the cake was crying babies that ruined the experience. They were not asked to leave, could not hear the guide, nor had the quiet experience that we expected to have. Very disappointing!
The bus driver failed to pick up myself and two others at our hotel. The bus depot told us to get a cab which we did. The driver told us he had screamed at us to board the bus but why would he need to scream since the bus stop was only 20 feet from us??? The driver failed to load some people's luggage onto the bus. He made weird and strange remarks, especially about Asians. He insisted that trades people in NZ need a University Degree to work in their field. NOT TRUE! The Glowworm caves consisted of 45 minutes looking at stalagmites and stalactites and about 5 minutes actually seeing the glowworms in the boat. The bus driver was rude, crude and socially inept. Save your money, there are plenty of other good tours and good tour operators out there!!!!!!!!
I felt as the tour was a little unorganised. We left 15 minutes late because people didn't know where to check-in and which bus to board there was more than one. If you only want to get a small glimpse of Waitomo and get to Rotorua as fast as possible this is the tour for you. If you're like me and always want to see as much as possible, it isn't. The 30-45 min guided tour in the cave was good. However, I've visited a few caves around Australia and it didn't impress me the that much anymore. The very best bit of the tour were the glow worms. They are stunning! The boat ride lasts about 5 minutes and it felt like the shortest five minutes of my life because it was soo spectacular seeing the glow worms. I would definitely go back to Waitomo but I would rather book a tour where I get to see more.
The driver was very knowledgeable and helpful. The cave with glowworms was also amazing but I wish they would have given more time for boating and looking for some souvenirs from the shop.