Tauranga Shore Excursion: Waitomo Caves and The Kiwi House
"This approximately 6-hour tour leaves the Port of Tauranga at 8:30am (or at a time suitable to ship arrival/departure times) then travels over the Kaimai Ranges through the verdant Waikato District (New Zealand's top dairy-farming area) and the historic rocks of the Hinuera Valley. A stop is made at the Karapiro Look-out above Karapiro Lake before travelling on to the Waitomo Caves where expert guides will give interesting and informative facts on the historical and geographical aspects of the caves. You will view spectacular stalactites and stalagmites as you enter ""The Cathedral"" which has such excellent acoustics that you will enjoy a stop at the Kiwi House in Otorohanga. Travel back along the scenic route which will cross over the Arapuni Dam. You will be able to purchase lunch on the way if you want to."""