The Coastal Pacific will be back to service for the 2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.
TranzAlpine Service Information: Due to work in the Otira Tunnel and other track maintenance, this train service will run between Christchurch and Arthurs Pass only and will be replaced by bus between Arthurs Pass and Greymouth on the following dates 07 May, 18 June, 30 July, 10 September, 15 October & 26 November 2018.
Experience stunning scenery above and below ground on a sightseeing day tour from Rotorua to the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
Leaving Rotorua in the morning, travel through lush farmland, enjoying commentary from your local driver guide, who will point out sites of interest like Fitzgerald Glade, where trees have formed a tunnel of natural greenery arching over the road.
On arrival in the small town of Waitomo in the King Country, take a 45-minute guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, which were discovered in 1887 and are now one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions. See vaulted caverns, stalactites and stalagmites and hear how these limestone formations were created over millions of years. Your tour ends with a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto, a subterranean cavern illuminated by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms – it's magical!
After your Waitomo Caves tour we retrace our steps and return to Rotorua, arriving in the early afternoon. A picnic lunch may be booked (optional extra) and enjoyed on board the coach. The tour concludes on arrival in the geothermal hotspot of Rotorua.
Half day tour
Departs and returns: Tourism Rotorua
Luxury coach travel Rotorua - Waitomo - Rotorua
Guided tour of Waitomo Caves
Free WiFi available on board
|Tour Date||From-To||Fare Type||Adult||Child||Action|
|01 Oct 2017 to 29 Sep 2018||07:45 AM Rotorua - 01:30 PM Rotorua||Flexible||NZ$216.00||NZ$108.00|
|30 Sep 2018 to 30 Jun 2019||07:45 AM Rotorua - 01:30 PM Rotorua||Flexible||NZ$221.00||NZ$113.00|
Name : Ken and Ellen
Comments : We had read about the Glow Worm Caves and were not disappointed when we took this tour. We were underground for about 45 minutes The walking access was easy and boarding the small boats was not too difficult. Of course seeing millions of glow worms was amazing. We recommend this is not a tour to miss.
Date : 04 Dec 2015