5 Day Geysers, Glowworms & Hobbiton
5 Day Geysers, Glowworms & Hobbiton
A unique comfortable scenic trip to experience the best of Rotorua & Taupo, including a sightseeing tour of Rotorua's geothermal region, a Maori Village experience, a tour to Hobbiton, entry to the Agrodome Farm show, Rainbow Springs Nature Park and a guided tour to the Waitomo Caves & Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve.
|Tour Type:||Independent Coach Tour|
|From:||Auckland to Auckland|
|Departures:||Feb 2018 to May 2019|
From (NZD) $1495 per person
|Tour Operator:||Relaxing Journeys|
|4 nights accommodation|
|All Coach, Ferry & Rail Transport & Transfers|
|Waitomo Glowworm Caves|
|Maori Village Experience, Hangi & Concert in Rotorua|
|Te Puia Geothermal Experience|
|Rainbow Springs Nature Park|
|Agrodome Farm Show|
|Tour to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve|
* Note: Prices shown are per person (based on two people travelling). Prices are valid for travel until September 2018
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and a hub for shopping and dining. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation. Take some time to explore Auckland’s vibrant waterfront this afternoon, and if time permits add an extra day in Auckland to experience a slice of what this city has to offer.
With an early morning departure from Auckland you will be travelling southbound towards the Waitomo Caves via the city of Hamilton which sits on the banks of the Waikato River. Enjoy a guided tour of the caves with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms. You arrive in Rotorua in the early afternoon. Tonight you will attend a hangi (feast) and concert, an authentic and intimate Maori experience. (D) (2 nights)
Begin the day with a morning sightseeing tour around three of Rotorua’s iconic visitor attractions. Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ’s agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.
This afternoon you will be taken to Matamata which has attracted Lord of the Rings enthusiasts from all over the world since a local farm became the setting for “the Shire” in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here you will take a tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, including the hobbit holes, and discover middle-earth movie magic.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Upon completion of your tour of the set you will return to The Shires Rest and then to Rotorua.
This morning you’ll be met a driven by shuttle to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve where you will see the Lady Knox Geyser come to life and reach a height of up to 20metres. Stroll around on your own and explore all the unique lakes, pools, craters and walkways that the park has to offer. Return to Rotorua for your Auckland bound coach this afternoon, reaching Auckland in the evening.
Your quick tour to our shores has come to an end. We hope that you have thoroughly enjoyed your Rotorua & Hobbiton experience. Today you will be met at your accommodation and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
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