3 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton

3 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton

An action-packed short break from Auckland that takes in the Waitomo Caves, the geothermal area of Rotorua, Maori culture and even a guided tour of Hobbiton.

The city of Rotorua sits squarely on the Pacific Ring of Fire, so there’s evidence of volcanic activity everywhere you look. Explore the geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand’s Maori people. At Te Puia, experience the raw power of Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley with bubbling mud pools, steaming vents and the world famous Pohutu Geyser. Take a journey into the heart of Maori culture, arts and crafts and learn the stories and traditions of this valley and its people. Explore 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. Visit Wai-O-Tapu - a wonderland of stunning geothermal activity that provides the gateway to New Zealand’s most colourful natural volcanic environment.

Be welcomed into an authentic Maori village nestled in Rotorua forest. Discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions, experience thrilling song and dance, and then share in a 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

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 Glow worm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glow worms.

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.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 3 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton
From: Auckland to Auckland
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $1049 per person
Duration: 3 Days
Tour Code: SBROT3H

Inclusions

2 nights accommodation at Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua
Luxury coach transport and hotel transfers
Optional breakfasts
Tamaki Maori Village – Evening
Waitomo Caves guided tour
Te Puia
Rainbow Springs
Agrodome
Guided tour of Hobbiton
Wai-O-Tapu

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.

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

From Auckland travel south to the Waitomo Caves for a guided tour then onto Rotorua. Check in at the Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua and this evening enjoy a Maori Cultural Experience and Hangi Feast.

Day 2
Rotorua Sightseeing - Hobbiton

Half day morning sightseeing tour of Rotorua including Te Puia, the Agrodome and Rainbow Springs. This afternoon travel to Hobbiton and enjoy a guided tour.

Day 3
Rotorua Sightseeing - Auckland

Morning tour to Wai-O-Tapu and in the afternoon return to Auckland by coach.

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There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.

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21/07/2015
Overall, we were very happy with the tour. Mani, our tour consultant, was very helpful. Any question we had, he would reply to us right away.
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15/08/2013
I had really nice time in New Zealand. The tour organised was very good. Love Rotorua and will come back again. Would like to see a short break tour on 'NZ Food, Cultural and Walking' tour.
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3 Day Waitomo, Rotorua & Hobbiton
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Tour Code: SBROT3H
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19
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