2 Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland
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2 Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

2 Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

2 days
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Auckland for Waitomo and Rotorua

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
Leaving Auckland, you’ll be driven south to visit the world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo Caves. Enter the subterranean labyrinth of caves to admire a magical world of stalactites and stalagmites, eerily lit by the luminescent gleam of tiny glowworms.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rotorua Duck Tours
After your tour of the Waitomo Caves, a picnic lunch is served on board the coach as you are driven east across the North Island to Rotorua. There’s free time to explore Rotorua before boarding an amphibious ‘duck’ vehicle for a tour of Rotorua’s lovely lakes
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
In the evening, discover Rotorua’s rich Maori heritage during a night of ritual, ceremony and cultural performances, including a traditional Maori 'hangi' feast featuring meat and vegetables cooked in an earth oven.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner: A traditional Maori 'hangi' feast featuring meat and vegetables cooked in an earth oven.
Accommodation included: Chose either a Hotel or Motel

Day 2: Deaprt Rotorua for Hobbiton and on to Auckland

Stop At: Te Puia, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
After breakfast, get ready to see mud pools, spouting geysers and other geothermal displays at Te Puia, where you’ll also enjoy Maori cultural performances.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Meet New Zealand’s signature kiwi birds at Rainbow Springs Nature Park
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Agrodome, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
See sheepdogs and sheep-shearing in action at the Agrodome
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, Hinuera, Waikato Region, North Island
Your tour continues with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the farm near Matamata that was transformed into Hobbiton for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie set. Here you’ll see the fairy tale landscapes of the Shire, including the hobbit holes, and visit the Green Dragon Inn and Mill.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - SKYCITY, Auckland Central, North Island
Following your memorable visit to Hobbiton, your tour concludes in the early evening, with the option to be dropped off in Auckland.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Included
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight accommodation in Rotorua
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Rotorua duck tour
  • Maori hangi dinner
  • Te Puia geothermal experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop off where available (your reservations agent will confirm when booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Duck Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - SKYCITY
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Features
Tourism
100%
Cultural
60%
Aquatic
30%
Original
15%
Reviews
4.7
60
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Viney K
5 | 2018-01-03

Excellent tour -fully recommend to future travelers!

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Laura T
5 | 2017-10-24

One of the best organized trips I've ever been on! Everything ran on time, and when my husband and I were super impressed by how well we were looked after by everyone. Even when there was a change in schedule the staff organized it all in the background so my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that we were looked after. My greatest fear on these types of trips is that I'll be forgotten by the tour bus, but this never happened. I easily could have spent more time in each of the places we stopped, but I was okay with this quicker pace as it meant we got to see more of the highlights. The only complaint my husband and I had was on the trip home we were picked up at a later spot than the majority of the tour group those who did the one day trip instead of the two day trip and remained on the same bus all day, and by that point the other guests had spread out across all the remaining seats, meaning that we were forced to sit apart. On the way out from Auckland, our bus driver had asked single travelers to sit together to allow couples and families seats together, but the bus driver on the way home not only refused, but started yelling at the person who asked her to do this, which put guests in the awkward spot of either having to ask other guests to move to a different seat, or splitting up for the drive home. A small annoyance amidst a wonderful trip, and I felt that particular bus driver was the exception rather than the rule. I would definitely book a tour with Viator again. I was very impressed with how well organized everything was.

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Heather F
5 | 2017-07-31

We really enjoyed this 2 day tour to see so many sights in New Zealand. We only had a few days in New Zealand, so this was the best way to make the most of our time there. Everything was well coordinated for us in our itinerary and we were surprised that this tour is really a compilation of several separate tours/experiences with different guides/buses/groups of people on each part of the trip. I was glad that I had printed out the overall itinerary ahead of time so we had a good idea about the sequence of events and timing. At one point we called the Great Sights phone number with a question about a bus pick-up time and they were very helpful and responsive. Each part of this tour was incredible! The pick-up and drop off in Auckland was easy and the coach bus was comfortable with gorgeous views of the rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cattle. On the first busride we also enjoyed the informative commentary about New Zealand. The glowworm cave tour was fascinating and definitely a unique experience. The duck boat tour was a fun way to view the lakes of Rotorua. That evening we really enjoyed visiting the Tamaki Maori Village where we learned a lot about Maori culture, had a fantastic buffet meal lots of meats, seafood, veggies, desserts, and loved the performances as well as the very entertaining busdriver Mark! Mark had everyone on the bus laughing and singing along with him to all kinds of songs. He was like a stand-up comic and so talented at impressions/accents! That night our accommodations were great enjoyed the heated pool and the next day we had another busy day full of interesting and fun experiences. The tour of the geothermal lands of Te Puia geysers, hot springs, mudpools, the sheep demonstration at the Agrodome, the tour of the bird sanctuary at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, and the tour of Hobbiton were all wonderful. We highly recommend this tour!

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