2 Day Waikato Adventure with Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton
2 days from Auckland to Auckland
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2 Day Waikato Adventure with Waitomo Caves & Hobbiton

Travel from Auckland to Rotorua and back again on this exciting 2 day tour. Begin your journey in Auckland, before embarking south on a scenic drive through the Waikato, eventually reaching Rotorua. Here, explore the mud pools, geysers, Maori Art and Craft Institute, Kiwi House, and other great sights at Te Puia, and also enjoy a café lunch. Then, descend into the glittering magic of the Waitomo Caves on a guided tour that's sure to take your breath away. Then, spend a very special evening at New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Attraction, Tamaki Māori Village presents TE PĀ TŪ. Feast on song, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within the forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and a forest-formed amphitheatre. Learn Maori history, traditions, and cultural aspirations across four hours of feasting and celebration. After a restful night's sleep at your accommodation, embark on day two of your journey, this time to Middle Earth. Depart Rotorua, and, after a short drive, arrive at Hobbiton for your guided tour and banquet lunch fit for a Hobbit. After spending a day enjoying all that Hobbiton has to offer, depart to begin your journey back to Auckland.

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Departs every day - flexible independent travel

This suggested tour costs from NZD$1,185 per person (twin share, low season)

Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland

2 days/1 nights


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Rotorua and Waitomo Caves Tour and Te Puia with FlexiTours - Lunch Included

Travel from Auckland and visit Waitomo Caves on the way to Rotorua. This tour covers the most iconic destinations in the Northern island. You will visit Rotorua which is famous both for its thermal activity and its rich Maori Heritage. In addition, you will enjoy guided tour in the world renowned Waitomo Glow worm Caves and geothermal wonderland Te Puia. Your tour will finish in Rotorua.

Te Pā Tū Evening Maori Cultural Experience

New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Attraction, presenting Te Pā Tū. Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within the forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and a forest-formed amphitheatre. Te Pā Tū shares Māori history, traditions, and cultural aspirations across 4-hours of celebration and feasting. These events change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.

Your accommodation: Silver Fern Suites & Spa

Silver Fern Suites & Spa is located just minutes from Rotorua's city centre and is 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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Hobbiton Day Tour from Rotorua to Auckland with Gray Line / GreatSights

Take a journey from Rotorua to famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, take a guided tour of the village of Hobbiton, which was carefully created in amazing detail as a film location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movie trilogies. During your guided tour of this amazing location you’ll see sights like Hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn, and learn how farmland was transformed into a living, breathing piece of Middle-earth. After exploring Hobbiton, enjoy a drink at The Green Dragon Inn and a tasty Hobbit lunch at the Party Marquee. Finish off the tour with a coach ride back to Auckland.

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