2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton Express

2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton Express

Explore the hidden corners of Auckland and delve into Rotorua’s volcanic history, wonder at shimmering glowworm caves and experience the real Middle-earth on this unforgettable getaway.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 2 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton Express
From: Auckland to Auckland
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $645 per person
Duration: 2 Days
Tour Code: SBROT2G

Inclusions

1 nights hotel accommodation at Holiday Inn Rotorua
Full breakfasts
Waitomo Caves Guided Tour
Agrodome Sheep Show & Farm Tour
Te Puia Admission and Cultural Show
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Short Break Exclusions & Extras

Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price.

Conditions

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 May 2018 – March 2019. 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

Day 1
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Travel from Auckland by coach to Rotorua via the Waitomo Caves for a guided tour. Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see and for 120 years they have attracted millions of people from all over the world. The moment you enter this subterranean wonderland you’ll discover an ancient underground labyrinth of limestone caves and grottos. You’ll experience a silent yet magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto – a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow worms.

Continue onto Rotorua and enjoy the Agrodome and Te Puia with a concert and cultural show. Rotorua has been known for its geothermal activity for over 150 years now and today you are able to see, feel, smell and hear some of this wonder of nature. Gain an informative insight into agriculture in New Zealand with the world-famous, live Sheep Show at the Agrodome. See 19 sheep breeds walk the stage, sheep shearing and sheepdog demonstrations. Audience participation is a major part of the show and you’ll have the opportunity to hand-milk a cow, feed a lamb or take part in an exciting sheep auction.

After your tour at the Agrodome, visit the Te Puia geothermal area to view the boiling mud pools and cascading Pohutu geyser that make Rotorua famous as New Zealand’s thermal city. Enjoy a concert and cultural show inside the sacred meeting house. Visitors are treated to perfect harmonies, the rhythms of the Poi dance, the ferocity of the haka and the complexity of the Tititorea (stick games).

Day 2
Rotorua - Matamata - Auckland

This morning is at leisure to further explore the area. This afternoon, depart Rotorua and drive to Matamata for a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie set. Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings.

Drive through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. Your guide will escort you through the ten acre site recounting fascinating details of how the Hobbiton set was created. 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.

Continue back to Auckland where your tour concludes on arrival.

4.8/5.0

There are 4 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.8 out of 5.

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5
04/10/2018
This tour was absolutely packed with things the kids and I have really enjoyed. We only had a short time in New Zealand, but we certainly made the most of our time on the tour (with some down time as well). Jo made sure everything ran perfectly smoothly - I've never had such an easy trip before!!
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5
22/07/2018
Our agent Marie Sarmon was very helpful from the very start. She is very knowledgeable of their services and provided us with very good options. The entire journey was more than our money's worth - starting with how Marie dealt with us, to the comfortable bus and schedule, to the knowledgeable driver and tour guide. There's nothing like Relaxing Journeys. They will hear from us again next time we visit New Zealand. I will also recommend them to all my friends. Thank you for one memorable trip, Marie! More power to you and your entire team!
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28/04/2017
We had a great time in NZ :) Our tour consultant, Mani, was very helpful. He accommodated all our requests and quickly addressed all our queries about the tour. We'll definitely lookup Relaxing Journeys when we plan another visit to NZ.
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04/04/2015
We enjoyed the tour immensely and would contact Relaxing Journeys again when we tour the Southern Islands. The drivers were friendly and provided lots of insights to the places that we've been to. They were also conscious of time and made sure that we got to all the places that we had to see. Marie, our consultant at Relaxing Journeys provided all necessary arrangements and documentations, including reminders and instructions pertaining to our tour.
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