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Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua & Taupo Tour from Auckland in Small Groups (2 Days)

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Hobbiton, Waitomo, Rotorua, Huka Falls & Taupo!

Be guided through the galaxy of glowworms at the world famous Waitomo caves. Journey through Middle Earth on the award-winning Hobbiton movie set tour.  Experience the truly amazing geothermal activity of Rotorua and the Taupo Volcanic Zone, a true 'hotspot' of wonder! 

All this on a 2-day fully guided small group with one of our exceptional guides, in a comfortable vehicle that takes care of you in style.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Explore Waitomo & Hobbiton

Pass By: Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
See some of Auckland's famous sites and learn about the city as you are guided out to start your tour

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Explore the ancient and amazing caves seeing many different cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites and lime columns, before encountering thousands of the famous Waitomo Glowworms, unique for New Zealand for over 120 years.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Waitomo Big Bird & Miniature Animal Petting Farm, 17 Waitomo Caves Road Rd 7, Otorohanga 3977 New Zealand
Stop outside Big bird to see and meet some of our local friendly animals,
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Karapiro, Karapiro, Waikato Region, North Island
See one of New Zealand first Hydro Dams at this beautiful Lake
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Board one of the big green Hobbiton buses to depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12 acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire, visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about the making of the movies and enjoy a cold beverage at the famous Hobbiton pub The Green Dragon Inn.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tirau, Tirau, Waikato Region, North Island
See the famous sculptures of Tirau

Stop At: Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Stay in the Geothermal Wonderland of Rotorua for the night.
Duration: 14 hours

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Have a authentic Maori cultural experience, see the cultural performance and try the traditional Hangi Buffet Dinner at Tamaki Maori Village
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: You can find your own accommodation in Rotorua or upgrade your tour to include accommodation. (extra charge applies)

Day 2: Rotorua & Taupo

Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
Arrive at Wai-O-Tapu, the geothermal wonderland, ranked by Trip Advisor as one of the most surreal places on Earth. Here you will have a fully guided tour of the multitude of geothermal features on offer at Wai-O-Tapu, including the impressive geothermal activity of Lady Knox geyser, Champagne Lake, Devils Bath, Artists Pallet and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo, Hinuera New Zealand
Our next stop is the truly mind blowing and powerful Huka Falls to get some amazing photos and feel the force of the mighty Waikato River.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
See New Zealand's largest lake - Lake Taupo. But is it a lake, or is it in fact one of the world's largest volcanic craters? Our knowledgeable guides will give you the full story!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Government Gardens, Queens Dr 9 Queens Dr, Rotorua New Zealand
See the stunning gardens of Rotorua, Rotorua Museum and Rachael Spring.
Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Blue Baths, Government Gardens 1 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
One of the original New Zealand Geothermal baths

Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
spend some time enjoying the beautiful lake and some of the local wildlife.
Duration: 15 minutes

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Children below 5 years old are required to travel in a child safety car seat. If you don't have a car seat one can be rented from us for $50 per child (with 24 hours’ notice). Children between 5-7 years old are also recommended to be in a booster seat for their safety.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Stated activity entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Huka Falls
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Taupo
  • Entry/Admission - Government Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Rotorua


Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village


Departure Point
SkyCity Auckland, Victoria Street &, Federal Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-ups are from the below hotels only. If you do not see your pickup location please select the closest one to you to be picked up from. Pick ups start up to 20 mins before your tour time. Please see below what group your hotel is in and what your pick-up time is. Please be waiting in your accommodation's lobby or outside no later than this time to avoid missing your pick up. Guides have multiple pick-ups so can on occasion run up to 10 minutes late. Guides cannot wait for late passengers as it will mean the entire group is at risk of missing out, so please be waiting and ready (5-10 minutes before your listed time is highly recommended).

Group 1: 20 minutes before tour start time.

Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park

Group 2: 15 minutes before tour start time.

Adina Apartments, Copthorne Hotel Auckland, Grand Mercure Hotel, Hilton Hotel Auckland, JUCY Snooze, M Social, Nesuto Celestion Apartment Hotel, Nesuto Stadium Apartments, Pullman Hotel, Queen Street Backpackers, Waldorf Bankside Apartments, SO/Auckland

Group 3: 10 minutes before tour start time.

AVANI Metropolis, Barclay Suites, Base Backpackers, CityLife Hotel Auckland, Heritage Hotel Auckland (Hobson Street), ibis Budget Auckland, Rydges hotel Auckland, Stamford Plaza Auckland.

Group 4: 5 minutes before tour start time.

Crowne Plaza Auckland, Scenic Hotel Auckland, SkyCity hotel, SkyCity Grand Hotel, YMCA Hostel

Group 5: At tour start time or up to 10 minutes after.

Cordis Hotel Auckland, Grand Millennium Hotel, Haka Lodge Auckland city, Kiwi International Hotel, VR Auckland city (Hobson Street), Waldorf St Martins Aparthotel, Waldorf Tetra Serviced Apartments, YHA Auckland City Backpackers

Passengers that miss their pick up will be required to meet the tour at the tour's first stop at their own expense to continue on the tour. No refunds will be given to late or no show passengers.

Auckland Airport (Butterfly Creek) pick up must be requested and approved by our team in writing to receive your pick up time. Pick up time will normally be 20 - 30 minutes after the tour start time.

Ports

  • Auckland Airport (pick up from Butterfly Creek)
  • Ports Of Auckland (Pick up from M Social Hotel)




Departure Time
6:00 AM

Duration
2 days

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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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.