Waves and Caves

Waves and Caves

Waves & Caves is an action packed three days taking in glowworms, lakes, waterfalls, and two of New Zealand's most beautiful beaches, on opposite sides of the coastline - showcasing New Zealand's spectacular nature.

 

This pass can be booked on its own, or added to selected National or North Island passes.

Highlights

  • FREE 2 nights’ at Stray’s preferred accommodation in Raglan when you purchase this pass until 3 September 2019!

  • Go deep underground and explore a vast cave network lit by glowworms at Waitomo Caves.
  • See an impressive 55m waterfall cascading through native bush, falls so beautiful they're called Bridal Veil Falls.
  • Watch a West Coast sunset from Inspiration Point
  • Take a surf lesson on New Zealand's most famous, black sand surf beach in Raglan.
  • Spend time swimming and sunbathing
  • Hit the walking trails around the base of Mount Maunganui or take a cruise cruise to Matakana Island.

What's Included

  • Knowledgable driver-guide who will help get you around the country and tell you everything you need to know about New Zealand. 
  • Accommodation guaranteed along the route, no need to book in advance (extra cost). More details here
  • Questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us

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PRICE: $249 NZD

Number of Days 3

Starts: Auckland Finishes: Auckland

Tour Type: Hop on Hop Off Bus Pass

DEPARTS FROM Auckland ON

October 08, 2019 - April 28, 2020: Tuesday and Friday
Tour Itinerary EXPAND ALL

Departing early from Rotorua, our first stop of the day is Waitomo, where the main attraction is underground! Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity for some seriously cool caving adventures. Choose your own pace, from a serene boat journey to see thousands of twinkling glowworms to the thrill of abseiling and blackwater rafting through a vast cave network. If you’d rather stay aboveground, you can also stroll to a large cave opening on the scenic Ruakuri Bush Walk. Next, it’s on to Bridal Veil Falls, where a short walk through beautiful native bush leads to the impressive 55m cascading waterfall, before arriving at our base for the next two nights, Raglan.

ACCOMODATION

Stray accommodation in town centre

SIGHTS

Free activities: Ruakuri Bush Walk, Bridal Veil falls, beach walk

Optional Paid activities: Waitomo caving or glowworm tour, yoga class, sunset cruise

There’s no better place to learn to surf than Raglan’s legendary left-hand surf break, so we recommend a lesson this morning on how to catch the perfect wave! Even if surfing isn’t for you, you’ll still love the vibes of this rad little West Coast town. Cheer on your surfing mates from the black sand beach, test your balance with stand-up paddleboarding, stretch your body and mind with a yoga class or search for the perfect cup of coffee at one of the funky cafes in town.

ACCOMODATION

Stray exclusive accommodation in town centre

SIGHTS

Free activities: Relax on the beach, watch a West Coast sunset, beach walk

Optional paid activities: Surf lessons, stand-up paddleboarding, yoga classes

This morning takes us from the West Coast to the East and Mount Maunganui, a popular beach destination in the magnificent Bay of Plenty. Once we arrive, you have time to get the blood pumping with a skydive, hit the walking tracks around the base of “the Mount,” enjoying a scenic hop-on, hop-off cruise to secluded Matakana Island or spend time soaking up the downtown scene. In the afternoon, we’ll regroup and hop back on the bus bound for Rotorua, stopping to see the stunning Okere Falls along the way. 

ACCOMODATION

Comfortable central city hostel

SIGHTS

Mount Maunganui hike, Okere Falls

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