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Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day tour

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Mitai Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed 3 day tour.

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New Zealand independent tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,057 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

3 days/2 nights

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Brief itinerary - Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day tour

Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua Deluxe experience. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 2: Day tour to Hobbiton including a movie set tour, evening Mitai Maori village and dinner. Accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Day 3: This morning take the Thermal shuttle to Wai-O-Tapu, free time this afternoon before travelling to Auckland early evening.

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Day 1 - Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua Deluxe experience

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day tour - Day 1
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.

Your accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua boasts a location that is second-to-none, right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. Adjacent to the world-famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Lunch

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Day 2 - Day tour to Hobbiton including a movie set tour, evening Mitai Maori village and dinner

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day tour - Day 2
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour from Rotorua

Discover the real Middle-earth when you take this two hour guided tour of Hobbiton. Beginning with a drive through a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm, you'll experience stunning views over the Kaimai Ranges. You'll then be escorted through the 12 acre movie set learning memorable anecdotes about the shooting of the films. Visit Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and the Party Tree, as well as learning how this piece of Waikato farmland was turned into the Shire.

Mitai Hula & Haka Cultural Experience

Enter the world of Mitai and learn about the history of this area which was once flourished in villages. See fierce warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-Whiro stream and the story of the migration of Tamatekapua of the Te Arawa canoe to Aotearoa and the Māori Pacifica connection told in dance form.

Your accommodation: Sudima Lake Rotorua

Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua boasts a location that is second-to-none, right on the shores of beautiful Lake Rotorua. Adjacent to the world-famous Polynesian Spa complex and just a short stroll to all the attractions in Rotorua.

Meals included: Breakfast, Speciality Dinner

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Day 3 - This morning take the Thermal shuttle to Wai-O-Tapu, free time this afternoon before travelling to Auckland early evening

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 3 day tour - Day 3
Thermal Land Shuttle and Entrance to Wai-O-Tapu

Take the Thermal Land Shuttle to Wai O Tapu thermal wonderland. This thermal area around 30 kilometres south of Rotorua has many walking tracks to take you through this strange landscape. Bubbling mud pools, simmering waters rising from the depths and colourful sulphurous pools make this a fascinating insight into the geothermal activity that goes on below Rotorua's surface. Lady Knox Geyser can be seen erupting at 10:15am daily, shooting water up to 10 metres into the air. There are 3 well signposted walking tracks and an informative brochure tells you about each feature. A gift shop and cafe are also on site.

Rotorua to Auckland Express with GreatSights

Take the non-stop, express service with GreatSights this evening back to Auckland City.

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