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

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Immerse yourself in the otherworldly beauty of New Zealand’s North Island on a two-day escape from Auckland. From Rotorua’s famous geysers and the glowing Waitomo Caves to the re-creation of Middle-earth at Hobbiton, you’ll discover scenic beauty and natural wonders, ancient Maori traditions and movie-making magic on this fascinating two-day tour.

This is an Independent coach tour, where you travel on a combination of touring coaches and sightseeing services with commentary and/or point to point coaches which may not have commentary. You will be with different people on each part of the tour and different drivers.You have free time to explore on your own and are free to choose where and when to eat, meals are not included unless specified.

What You'll Get

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Auckland for Waitomo and Rotorua followed by Rotorua Duck Tours and a Maori Cultural Experience

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Leaving Auckland, you’ll travel 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, 1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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 time to check in at your Rotorua accommodation before boarding an amphibious ‘duck’ vehicle for a tour of Rotorua’s picturesque lakes.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
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

Stop At: Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Experience the best of New Zealand's North Island.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner: A traditional Maori 'hangi' feast.
Accommodation included: You have the choice of a 3-star or 4-star hotel

Day 2: Rotorua to Auckland including Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
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

Pass By: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Meet New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi bird, at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Stop in at the Agrodome, an organic working farm where you can learn all about farming in New Zealand. Take a tour of the Agrodome farm in an all-terrain vehicle, see how sheep are shorn and watch a live sheep dog trial.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
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. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where 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: InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Following your memorable visit to Hobbiton, your tour concludes in Auckland this evening.
Duration: 3 hours

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
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Overnight accommodation in Rotorua
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Rotorua duck tour
  • Maori Evening Experience
  • Te Puia geothermal experience
  • Commentary or guide during tours
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Duck Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Meals unless specified
  • Travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance for all tours


Departure Point
InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


Departure Time
7:30 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.