Today your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel
and together we will set out to discover the wonderland of the historic
Set deep in the heartland of the King Country
you will explore the underground labyrinth of ancient limestone caves
and formations created over millions of years, and marvel at a galaxy
of tiny lights in the famed Glow-worm Grotto.
We travel south from Auckland through rich farmland of
the Waikato Province, following the mighty Waikato River,
New Zealand’s longest, past the historic Maori land war site at Rangiriri
and through the small town of Ngaruawahia, home
of the Maori queen, to Otorohanga and Waitomo.
Following your cave exploration we will stop for a
relaxing BBQ lunch at ‘Roselands,’ a country
homestead in the hills above Waitomo, set in beautiful gardens
overlooking the King Country farmland (optional).
We head back north through the agricultural town of Te
Awamutu to Hamilton, Waikato’s largest city.
Here we will have a chance to ramble through
Hamilton’s famous City Gardens before continuing on to
Auckland, arriving back at your hotel in time for your evening