Debark Tour: Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

9 hours | Auckland | A K L - 9 6 5
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Points of Interest

  • Waitomo Caves Region
  • Auckland City and Surrounds
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Waitomo Glowworm Caves
The Waitomo Glowworm Caves cruise introduces the wonders of this geological phenomenon. Here, tiny glowworms unique to New Zealand emit a fluorescent blue-green radiance that illuminates the caverns and underground streams the glowworms call home. As you float through the limestone formations, your guide will share information, legends and facts about this fascinating oddity of nature. The largest chamber of the cave is known as the "Cathedral," an acoustically perfect auditorium that has hosted a number of renowned performing artists.

What you will see along the way:
A three-hour motorcoach ride to the Waitomo Caves is a wonderful opportunity to take in all of Auckland's spectacular natural scenery. After driving through the thriving downtown area, you'll find yourself following the Waikato River into the rural countryside, where the lush green fields are populated by grazing sheep. Pass Ngaruawahia, home of the Maori king, and pass through Hamilton, New Zealand's largest inland city. Your drive continues into Taupiri, known for a mountain sacred to the Maori people.

Lunch:
Debbie and Fraser Robertson welcome you to beautiful Crosshills Farm, where a home-cooked lunch, accompanied by splendid local wine awaits. Savor your meal in this lovely English garden setting and delight in the warm New Zealand hospitality that matches the delicious food. A sample menu features roast lamb and one other seasonal meat (usually beef meatloaf or ham), fresh breads and homemade pickles, seasonal vegetables and salads, and seasonal fruits and ice cream for dessert.

Special Notes:

The visit to the Glow Worm Grotto is neither wheelchair accessible nor suitable for the claustrophobic.

FOR VOYAGES ENDING IN AUCKLAND
This tour is available for passengers staying at a Cruise Plus Hotel or with a Princess transfer disembarking in Auckland and departing on the same day with flights after 7:00pm. The tour will end at the airport at approximately 4:30pm; passenger baggage will be transported separately and claimed at the airport.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for Crosshills for lunch

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
03:30
Time at site:
01:00

Transfer from Crosshills to Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Guided tour at Waitomo Glow Worm Grotto

Time at site:
01:30

Reboard your motorcoach for drop off at Auckland Airport or cruise plus hotel

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Travel time:
02:30