2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves Tour From Auckland With Accommodation

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the accomodation which are booked for the day. We also offer a subsidised .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Return to same departure location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have for low numbers. We will travel for one person
Join this 2-day tour for the chance to visit the Hobbiton Move Set, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves! Experience a wide range of unique activities, local culture and geothermal activity. Admission fees, accommodation, and most meals included.
Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price.
This tour is specifically designed for Trip Advisor/ Viator clients and includes a cultural dinner, Hobbiton, Thermal activity and sightseeing plus 4 star accomodation. We are able to customise the programme to suit individual needs so if you want something slightly different please contact us through Viator and tell us what you are looking for

Highlights

Small-group tour

All entrance fees included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland - Hobbiton to Rotorua

Stop At: Hobbiton movie set, Hinuera, Waikato Region, North Island
Hotel pickups begin from 6:30am. Start your day traveling from Auckland to Hobbiton through the Waikato region, where you will pass through dairy farms and the Hauraki Plains. On arrival at Hobbiton you will be guided through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. You will be escorted through the site while listening to fascinating details of how the Hobbiton movie set was created.
The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other structures were created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. They can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth, with the finale being a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.
After this tour you will travel to Rotorua (approximately 55 minutes) to Te puia where you will have lunch. New this year is a Buffet lunch featuring traditional Maori and typical New Zealand food in the new Restaurant at Te puia. Te puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. It is home to the Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, silica formations, a Kiwi bird sanctuary, and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone, and bone carving. They have shared these treasures with visitors for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
After lunch, explore Rotorua, visiting the lake front, the government gardens, and other attractions before being dropped at your accommodation.
This evening you will be taken to Mitai Village and will experience a Maori Cultural show and traditional Hangi Dinner.

Duration: 24 minutes

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Stay in Rotroua overnight - visit the central area and lakefront plus other areas of interest
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight accomodation 3 -4 star hotel

Day 2: Waiotapu - Waitomo Caves and return to Auckland

Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Breakfast is included and available from 7am. At 9am you will be collected for your tour to Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. After this you will have about an hour to have lunch (own expense).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Waitomo Caves, Waitomo District, Waikato Region, North Island
From Rotorua, travel to the Waitomo Caves, famous for its thousands of glow-worms. Walk into the caves, then travel a short distance on the underground river in a small boat, passing beneath a veil of glittering glow-worms and learning more about the caves' historical and geological significance.
After this, you will be taken back to Auckland where your tour ends.

Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

1x Breakfast

1x Dinner

1x Lunch

Accommodation included: 1 night

Overnight accommodation

Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast on day 2

Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price

Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have for low numbers.

Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland

Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off shuttle fee charge if you are not in central city area or are near the Airport

Non-listed activities or optional extras

Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant seats are available and supplied - included in infant fee

Minimum age is 18 years to travel without an accompanying adult

Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 13-Feb-2020

    Viator has provided exceptional service in each country and with each trip. The subcontractors they use are also of high quality. In this case they used flexitoursNZ. Great service, I left something on in one of the vans and with lots of logistics they got it back to me. The Mitai cultural show was the best cultural performance I have every seen. Each of the performers was passionate about showing us a little of the Maori culture. I would highly recommend this trip, it was great to stay overnight and spread out the activities.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    We were put on a different group for various leg of the tour as participants opted for different options. Yet arrangements were very good and we were always told clearly what would happen next. We liked everything - from Hobbiton, to geysers and buffet lunch (one of our best meals in NZ!), to the glowworm cave, except the Mouri (Mitai) traditional show - the dinner wasn't great, and it dragged on for too long. We do recommend the 2-day instead of 1-day tour though if you have the time to spare as the Thermal Wonderland is also worth visiting. Thanks to all the guides who were super professional and helpful - Chris, Fran, Ric etc.

  • 21-Jan-2019

    The trip was wonderful! Because of seeing so much in 2 days it was all in a hurry, but you can still enjoy the beautiful places you see.Hobbiton, Waitomo caves and Rotorua are amazing places, they are a must see. During the transfers you can see a lot of beautiful landscapes and the guides tell a lot of details about the sourrandings; being a small group you have the chance to easily know better the other passengers and the guide. The Maori show is very nice and interesting. The hotel was really nice. Overall the trip was very well organised.

  • 05-Apr-2018

    Amazing and very interesting! Each part is unique and worth seeing. Loved Hobbiton village, Rotorua and Waitomo with various volcanic activities,

  • 23-Feb-2018

    We had a great time on our trip to Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo. I guess it's really a compilation of different tours, so you have different drivers/tour guides throughout. We started out leaving Auckland as a small group of 5 people and returned with a group of about 15. A well worth adventure.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    This was a well organised tour taking in some excellent sites. There is not much spare time in the schedule and you should expect a lot of travelling so it may not be suitable for very small children. The hotel in Rotorura is good and, for us, the Hobbiton Movie set was the highlight. There is quite a bit of changing vehicles but all the drivers were very helpful and informative. Generally a good experience.

  • 05-Dec-2017

    If you are a LOTR fan, this is a MUST. I loved it. You get to walk among the houses in the Shire. Great tour guides who explained everything. I highly recommend this tour.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    We enjoyed Rotorua most. Needed more time there. Starting and ending in Auckland added unnecessary expense we could have put to better use in Rotorua. It would have been better to fly in and out of Rotorua taking the tour from there versus Auckland.

  • 23-Sep-2017

    This tour really tried to do too much in a limited time. We enjoyed the trips to see the glow-worm caves, geysers and hot springs, mud pools etc, and the Rotorua Hotel was very good. The evening feast and Maori dancing were very enjoyable, but they also tried to include talks about Maori culture, which involved blundering through the bush in the dark, in a very large group more than sixty people so that many of us could not see, or hear the commentary, which in any case went on far too long. If the evening had ended with the meal, it would have been fine, The large size of the groups meant that the venue where the evening feast was held was jammed to capacity, so that one could not pull a chair out to sit down without asking people nearby to stand up.