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 Info

Tour Type: Independent Coach Tour
From: Auckland to Auckland
Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
Price:
From (NZD) $1495 per person
Tour Operator: Relaxing Journeys
Pace: Comfortable
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: RJ106

Inclusions

4 nights accommodation
All Coach, Ferry & Rail Transport & Transfers
Optional Breakfasts
Daily Departures
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Maori Village Experience, Hangi & Concert in Rotorua
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Agrodome Farm Show
Hobbiton Tour
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

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Auckland

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.

Day 2
Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua

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)

Day 3
Rotorua - Hobbiton

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.

Day 4
Rotorua - Wai-O-Tapu - Auckland

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.

Day 5
Depart Auckland

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.

4.4/5.0

There are 7 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.4 out of 5.

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25/02/2018
This was a great vacation. I loved just showing up and having everything arranged. It made the trip so easy.
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30/10/2017
The Sales Manager (Toni) was very patient with us when we kept changing details of our tour and asking questions. As far as the original inclusions of the package are concerned, it was organized and was to our satisfaction. However, when it came to the package add-on, we were very disappointed because the pick up service never came. Waldorf accommodation is very good. Fenton is not bad.
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18/10/2017
It was awesome!
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24/08/2017
Travelled with mum and two young kids (<5yo). Pace is pretty ok, there were a couple of occasions where time for lunch is pretty short so you do need to plan ahead, pack lunch or be more flexible. There was a slight hiccup with my tour vouchers on the first day but was dealt with pretty quickly and Marie has been helpful. Path along Hobbiton was pretty slippery after rain and some parts a little steep, so have to be careful. Overall satisfied with the service and tour arrangements.
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07/08/2017
Took the worry out of everything. Booked on short notice. It was fantastical.
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09/07/2017
The tour has been great, thanks for the help from you! You did all you promised to provide, that's greatly appreciated!
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03/06/2012
I very much enjoyed my three short tours arranged for me by Relaxing Journeys - Bay of Islands, Bush & Beach Wilderness Walk and 3-day Rotorua Thermals. All the arrangements were efficient. I was a little apprehensive that the 3-day trip was 'independent',(I am not as young as I was...), but there were no problems at any stage. The guides on all the excursions were outstanding - knowledgable, considerate, courteous, and exceptionally enthusiastic about their country and its wonderful scenery and ecology. I would recommend Relaxing Journeys, Great Sights and Bush and Beach without reservation.
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5 Day Geysers, Glowworms & Hobbiton
Independent Coach Tour
Tour Code: RJ106
From (NZD) $1495 per person
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Departures: Feb 2018 to May 2019
Rating:
7 reviews (4.4/5)

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