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4-Day Auckland to Wellington via Rotorua Tour

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An independent four-day tour package departing Auckland daily with three nights 4 to 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Wellington. Get the most out of this unique opportunity by marvelling at the shimmering lights of tiny glow worms during a magical subterranean experience at the Waitomo Caves and to take in Rotorua’s impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances together with a trip to a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve which showcases our native wildlife. You'll also be able to enjoy a trip to the Hobbiton Movie Set on day two and a sightseeing tour of Wellington on your final day. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.

What You'll Get


Day 1: Auckland – Waitomo Caves – Rotorua

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Travelling by road from Auckland to Rotorua via the Waitomo Glowworm caves, which includes a guided tour of the caves including a boat through the glowworm grotto. The tour then proceeds to Rotorua arriving mid afternoon.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
On arrival in Rotorua, you will then be transferred to Te Puia and experience Rotorua's famous Maori culture and geothermal activity with a tour of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Discover New Zealand wildlife and natural scenery at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you can get up close to native flora and fauna including the famous kiwi - a flightless native bird. Wander through native forest and discover New Zealand birds, fish and lizards (including the ancient tuatara), as well as exotic animals from around the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
See Rotorua's agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome: a working organic farm where you can find out all about farming life in New Zealand. Watch a sheep shearing display and see sheep dog trials where the farm dogs show off their amazing skills.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Millenium Hotel Rotorua or similar

Day 2: Rotorua

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
From Rotorua, head to the world famous location of Hobbiton: a farm that has been transformed for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie set. See fairytale landscapes of the Shire as well as 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree, and visit the Green Dragon Inn. Take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house and learn about some interesting stories and trivia from enthusiastic guides. After your walking tour, depart Hobbiton and return to Rotorua, where the rest of your afternoon and evening can be spent at your leisure.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Millennium Hotel Rotorua or similar

Day 3: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Wellington

Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
After being picked up from your accommodation, travel from Rotorua to Wellington by road via Lake Taupo, the Central Plateau (home to several active volcanoes), Palmerston North and the Kapiti Coast, arriving in Wellington by late afternoon where you will be dropped off at your evening accommodation.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Rydges Hotel or Similar

Day 4: Wellington

Pass By: Wellington, Wellington, Greater Wellington, North Island
Spend the morning doing a comprehensive city sights tour of Wellington, after which your 4 day tour will conclude.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington
  • Commentary by local guides
  • 2-nights accommodation in Rotorua; 1-night accommodation in Wellington
  • Admission fees and all transport/tour fees listed in itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most central locations in Auckland City. If you are based outside this area, then please advise and we provide a meeting location for pick-up.

Departure Time
7:30 AM

4 days

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.