5 Day Geysers, Glowworms & Hobbiton
5 Day Geysers, Glowworms & Hobbiton
A unique scenic trip to experience the best of Rotorua and 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 as well as Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve.
|Tour Type:||Independent Coach Tour|
|From:||Auckland to Auckland|
|Departures:||Jan 2019 - March 2020|
|Price:||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|
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2019 – March 2020. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Auckland! After clearing customs and immigration you will be transferred from the Auckland Airport to your hotel in the central city. After checking in and getting yourself settled, turn your roving eye outside to enjoy a free afternoon in the City of Sails. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, with plenty of sights, shopping and street appeal for even the pickiest of travellers.
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, 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 as well as boiling mud pools. Visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see New Zealand’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. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill as well as other structures created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed. 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 by your shuttle and driven 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 and Hobbiton experience. Today you will be met at your accommodation and transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
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