Auckland to Waitomo Caves

4 Jours
566km
352mi

Route

Auckland Central de Auckland Central

Caractéristiques

  • Twinkling glowworms
  • Geothermal Rotorua
  • Hobbiton Movie Set

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Soak up the laid-back vibe at one of Auckland's waterfront cafes or restaurants, then drive south through rich farmland to Waitomo where you can discover some of New Zealand's finest glowworm caves.

Explore Rotorua's geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. En route back to Auckland from Rotorua, be sure to stop at Hobbiton near Matamata, a must for Middle-earth fans.

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Auckland - Waitomo Caves

2 h

17 min

195 km

122 mi

Auckland

As you cruise down the southern motorway, suburban scenery gradually gives way to the farmland of South Auckland, an area favoured by bloodstock breeders. You’ll enjoy motorway speeds all the way to Bombay, a major market gardening area.

The Waitomo Caves region is famous for its subterranean splendour. Beneath the surface of this ancient limestone region is a series of vast cave systems decorated with stalactites, stalagmites and glow-worms. Some caves open to the public, and are easy to walk through, others require specialised caving equipment. If you prefer a more relaxed approach take a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto and marvel at the twinkling illuminations from thousands of tiny glowworms suspended from the cave ceiling.

 

Auckland vue du Mt Eden

Départ de Auckland Central

Le milieu urbain de la moderne ville de Central Auckland se situe au cœur d'un paradis naturel de volcans, d'îles, de plages et de bush.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Arrivée à Waitomo Caves

Au pied des vertes collines de la région de Waitomo se trouve un labyrinthe de grottes, de dolines et de rivières souterraines.

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