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Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 4 day package

Visit Waitomo Caves, the Rotorua Agrodome, Te Puia, Mitai Maori Village, Hobbiton Movie Set and Wai-O-Tapu thermal area on this action packed tour plus one full day in Rotorua to explore or relax at leisure.

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New Zealand independent tour

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,307 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

4 days/3 nights

Hotel 4 star

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Brief itinerary - Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 4 day package

Day 1: Auckland to Waitomo Caves to Rotorua Deluxe experience. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

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

Day 3: A full day to enjoy the many sights and activities of Rotorua. Accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Day 4: 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 4 day package - 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: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel is Rotorua's largest 4-star deluxe hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

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 4 day package - 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: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel is Rotorua's largest 4-star deluxe hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 3 - A full day to enjoy the many sights and activities of Rotorua

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 4 day package - Day 3
Explore Rotorua

Peppered with natural hot springs, boiling mud pools and steaming geysers, Rotorua sits within one of the worlds most active volcanic regions. Geothermal landmarks aside, this city of sulphur has a rich indigenous history. Home to several prominent Maori tribes, a visit to one of the Maori Villages should be high on your agenda, as should an excursion to the Polynesian Spa for an invigorating soak in its natural mineral hot springs.
Spike your adrenaline at Velocity Valley Adventure Park on stomach-dropping attractions such as static skydiving, or a giant swing reaching 130 km per hour. Alternatively, head up the Rotorua Gondola for soaring lake views, and ride the luge at night for an extra thrill.
Fans of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit should drive to nearby Matamata and experience the actual movie set ‘Hobbiton’. Make the most of your time in Rotorua with an excursion through the Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, one of the area’s most colourful volcanic attractions.

Your accommodation: Millennium Hotel Rotorua

Millennium Hotel is Rotorua's largest 4-star deluxe hotel. Perfectly situated in the heart of the city overlooking Lake Rotorua. Five levels of accommodation offer guests a wide variety of scenic views.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 4 - This morning take the Thermal shuttle to Wai-O-Tapu, free time this afternoon before travelling to Auckland early evening

Waitomo, Rotorua and Hobbiton 4 day package - Day 4
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 Accommodation to Rotorua Intercity Depot

You will be collected from your accommodation and transferred to Rotorua Intercity Coach Depot.

Rotorua to Auckland Express with GreatSights

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

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