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Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 2 day experience

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Tamaki Maori Village and Hobbiton Movie Set on this 2 day fun filled tour.

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New Zealand independent tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$890 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

2 days/1 nights

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Brief itinerary - Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 2 day experience

Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua Deluxe experience, evening Tamaki Maori village and dinner. Accommodation: Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa

Day 2: Day tour to Hobbiton including a movie set tour, then return to Auckland.

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Day 1 - Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua Deluxe experience, evening Tamaki Maori village and dinner

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 2 day experience - Day 1
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Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo and Rotorua Experience with GreatSights

Departing early, this full-day tour has it all! From the magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo to the rich cultural heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Includes a visit to the glowworm caves, a Māori cultural performance, a visit to the Agrodome and bubbling mud pools and geysers.

Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Tour and Hangi Dinner

Journey back in time to a Pre-European lifestyle experience of customs and traditions. Enjoy the night's festivities with the people of Tamaki Maori Village as you are treated to a banquet of succulent foods cooked the traditional Maori way. Rediscover the Maori village as it comes alive to the sound and activities of tribal songs, dances, myths, and legends and browse throughout the largest after hours tribal marketplace in Rotorua. Includes a hangi buffet feast that has cooked slowly underground.

Your accommodation: Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa

Silver Fern Accommodation & Spa is located just minutes from Rotorua's city centre and close to popular thermal attractions, cafes, restaurants and golf courses. Suites have a private spa pool or double spa bath for you to unwind and relax.

Meals included: Lunch, Speciality Dinner

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Day 2 - Day tour to Hobbiton including a movie set tour, then return to Auckland

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 2 day experience - Day 2
SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Polynesian Spa Deluxe Lake Spa

Rotorua's Polynesian Spa offers a unique thermal spa experience on the shore of Lake Rotorua. You'll enjoy tranquil bathing and lake views in four shallow alkaline rock pools, each with different temperatures (36˚C to 42˚C). Here you are surrounded by revitalising native New Zealand flora, natural rocks, the sound of two waterfalls and a grotto. The pools are filled with soothing alkaline mineral water leaving your skin soft and supple. Relax in the outdoor relaxation area overlooking the four hot mineral pools and Lake Rotorua, here you can further unwind on the five geothermally heated recliners set in the stunning backdrop of New Zealand's lush and natural greenery. A large indoor relaxation lounge also overlooks Lake Rotorua, whereas a Lake Spa guest, you are welcome to move from the pools to the lounge once dried off and return to bathe in the Lake Spa pools as you wish. The Lake Spa is a unique thermal pool environment, where the atmosphere changes from day to night, and from winter steam to summer sparkle.

Rotorua to Auckland and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour with GreatSights

Setting out from Rotorua, your Hobbiton Movie Set tour starts with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to Matamata, a small town in the Waikato region known for its thoroughbred industry and dairy farming. Along the way your local driver guide will provide informative commentary and share stories about the region and its history. Just outside of Matamata is the private working farm that was transformed into The Shire for the award-winning The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. The home of Tolkien's beloved hobbits Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin has been preserved since filming wrapped, and now draws visitors from around the world. Take a two-hour guided tour of the movie set and learn how this picturesque farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. After your Hobbiton movie set tour, continue to Auckland, arriving in the evening.

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