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Rotorua Highlights Small Group Tour including Te Puia from Auckland

Experience the world famous geothermal and Maori cultural wonders of Te Puia. This unforgettable tour combines natures power and beauty with Maori culture all in one day.


  • Te Puia Geothermal Park & Pohutu
  • Maori Cultural Village and Arts School
  • Rotorua City Highlights
  • Waikato Farm Region
This small group, fully guided day trip combines the raw power and beauty of nature with Maori culture. We give you the time to explore Te Puia fully and participate in the extra activities if you choose, unlike many other tours. 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.


  • Auckland - Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will set the scene for your adventure and point out and guide you past some of the city’s top highlights.
  • Waikato – We travel south through the stunning Waikato countryside, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way. We will also stop for a quick coffee break at a special location.
  • Tirau – Famously dubbed the 'Corrugated Iron Capital of the World' because of the many unique corrugated iron sculptures and buildings. This town never fails to get a laugh and our guides will point out all the main highlights on the way through.
  • Te Puia Geothermal Park – At our feature destination, Te Puia, you receive a fully guided tour to see the many geothermal and cultural wonders, and even the chance to view a Kiwi bird. Add optional extras if you choose, the Maori Cultural Performance or Traditional Maori Hangi Buffet Lunch.
  • Rotorua City Highlights – Next is a guided driving tour seeing the most famous sites in Rotorua city including: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government Gardens, Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) & the Blue Baths.
  • Auckland – Back to Auckland with a fully guided return trip and secret stops along the way.
Adult $287.00
Child $229.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Entry Tickets - Te Puia
  • Bottled Water & Snacks


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up from Central Auckland hotels (specified hotels only)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • The tour must have at least 4 people booked to run. If less than 4 people have booked you will be placed on a waiting list or offered a refund. Cheeky Kiwi Travel does not take responsibility for the weather and we reserve the right to alter the Itinerary or activity if required. No refunds will be given to late or no-show passengers.
  • Child Age is 4 - 14 years. Infants fares are under 4 years old.

Available Bookings from July 07 to July 13

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$229.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$229.00

  • Adult$229.00
  • Child$229.00

  • Adult$243.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$229.00

  • Adult$229.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$229.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Kym from New Zealand wrote on 14 May 2019

Feels Like a Relative Showing You Their Home Town

Wonderful tour - we are pretty big travelers so not easily impressed... the whole tour was arranged wonderfully, from the door to door hotel pickup, the snacks and water bottles, and the strategic stops exactly when you need them for food and bathrooms. Louise is INCREDIBLE and so lovely. Five million stars would not be enough for her. She's super chill, totally focused and in control, very informed and so much fun to be around. The tour includes exactly the right amount of talking vs quiet contemplation on the bus - just a little info on a few sights every now and then on the way but mostly lets you take in the countryside in peace. At Rotorua she is an expert on the sites and various aspects and history on the park, takes care of everything and makes you feel completely at ease. You're given enough time to wander and explore, within a set schedule that seems to end just when you started thinking about getting back to your hotel bed. Buffet there was absolutely wonderful also - and I'm a pescatarian.

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Andrew Brown from United Kingdom wrote on 27 February 2020

Enjoyed day at Rotorua

Had a good time at Rotorua and enjoyed the day but thought trip was quite pricey.

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Henry Tjong from Indonesia wrote on 13 June 2019

Rotorua day tour

Our driver and tour leader so helpful

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dilipkumars from India wrote on 31 May 2019

Tour to Rotorua on 31st 19

Visited Rotorua on 31st May 2019 fantastic place, our guide and driver Louise was quite informative she was a knowledgeable girl had a good time during your.i would like if she can share photos she had taken during this visit, thanks.

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diana.b from United Kingdom wrote on 12 May 2019

Awesome trip, stunning views, great tour guide

Rotarua was really stunning, the tour we did included the concert and buffet which was awesome - the concert is a must! The buffet whilst meat heavy did have plenty of veggie options & everything was delicious. Our tour guide Louise was super, super knowledgeable and great company. She made the journey more enjoyable with the fun videos she showed us. Small groups meant we got more attention. Definitely recommend this company!

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