Kiwi Experience Geyserland

Kiwi Experience

The first leg is to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula with its amazing beaches. Then on to Waitomo (wai meaning water, tomo meaning cave) where you will get the chance to see glow-worms, stalactites, cave coral, fossilized oysters and other crazy stuff in the limestone caves formed from 40 million year old dead fish. From Waitomo you’ll head to Rotorua, recognised as the Maori cultural, and geothermal capital of New Zealand. You can partake in a traditional feast and marvel at the boiling mud and shooting geysers.


Starts: 345 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032, Australia
Ends: 345 Anzac Parade, Kingsford NSW 2032, Australia


?Spend the afternoon walking or kayaking to Cathedral Cove, and then soak in the natural springs at Hot Water Beach!

After visiting the Kiwi Experience office we head towards the Coromandel Peninsula and spend the afternoon at Cathedral Cove; accessible only on foot or by kayak. This beautiful coastal spot is great for swimming, sea kayaking, and spotting dolphins if you’re lucky. We then carry on to Hot Water Beach (rated one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lonely Planet) where you can head out with your shovel at low tide to dig your own hot pool in the sand.


Check out New Zealand’s gold mining history before travelling on to experience the glowworms, underwater caves and forest walks of Waitomo.

After an early start our first stop is the Karangahake Scenic Reserve to explore a native bush-clad gorge, swing bridges and a bit of New Zealand’s gold mining history. Next it’s onto Waitomo (‘wai’ meaning water, ‘tomo’ meaning hole) where you will get the chance to visit world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves. If you’re feeling adventurous, here is your chance to go underground and experience one of our top rated NZ activities with The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.


Last chance to explore Waitomo on the Ruakuri bush walk before heading to Rotorua, the Maori culture capital of New Zealand.

We start the day with a walk through the Ruakuri Reserve and a breakfast stop at the Long Black Café before heading off toward Rotorua. Along the way we will stop at The Shires Rest where you can jump off and take a tour through the enchanting Hobbiton Movie Set. Tonight don’t miss the chance to stay overnight at Tamaki Marae, where you can experience a traditional Maori hangi (feast) and concert with Tamaki Maori Village – a night not to be missed!


The coach will pick you up on route from Taupo late morning. We will make a quick lunch stop in Matamata (AKA Hobbiton) – feel free to jump off here.

We will then carry on up to New Zealand’s biggest city – Auckland! You driver can recommend a few cool things to doing during your stay in the “City of Sails”.

This is where our Kiwi Experience office is located so feel free to pop down and see us and we can sort you out with onward bookings, merchandise or any questions you might have.


Terms & Conditions

Pick-up times are approximate only and subject to change. Always check with your Driver Guide or our reservations team two days before departure to confirm departure point and time. Within NZ call **+64 9 336 4286.** Reservations for each sector of your trip should be made **at least 5 days before departure** to give you the best chance of a seat in the summer period (1 January to 30 April), and 2 days before departure to ensure a seat at other times. Changes to reservations must be made at least 24 hours prior to departure. This is a really important point – if you don’t call us we won’t know where or when to pick you up from. Everyone wants to travel with Kiwi Experience, especially in summer, so the more time you can give us the better! Kiwi Experience Travel Passes are non-transferable. Should you fail to show for any booked and confirmed departure your Travel Pass will become invalid unless and until a NZD$50 fee is paid to reinstate the Travel Pass. Luggage is limited to one piece at 23 kilograms. For the ‘Unlimited Travel’ option of this pass, the whole route needs to be completed before any sector can be repeated. When starting this pass in Christchurch, you should travel north and complete the North Island route before travelling south to complete the South Island route. This way you can complete the whole route and then repeat the sectors that you want with the ‘Unlimited Travel’ option. If you wish to repeat the Christchurch to Picton sectors of this pass before you have completed the whole route, the standard Christchurch to Picton sector prices will apply. Please see point 19 of our Terms and Conditions for all Terms and Conditions specific to ‘Unlimited Travel’. Please visit our website for complete terms & conditions.

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Kiwi Experience Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 365 days of the start date incur a $166.00 fee.


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