Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience - One Way Trip to Rotorua from Auckland

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Take a journey into the heart of the Central North Island, taking in the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set on a full-day sightseeing tour.

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Waitomo and Hobbiton Experience - One Way Trip to Rotorua from Auckland

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Inclusions: Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:50-08:00

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Head to the Central North Island

    Travel through the lush farmland and picturesque vistas of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy your driver guide's entertaining and informative commentary about the different areas you come across with as you head for you destination.

  • Hobbiton Movie Set

    Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set used for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. Located inside a 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. The village was carefully recreated in amazing detail and will make you feel like you're really in Middle Earth.

  • Tour the Buildings of the Shire

    See the familiar hobbit holes, the Mill and the Green Dragon Inn through this fascinating tour. Learn how this humble farmland was transformed into a real life depiction of the Shire. After feasting your eyes around Hobbiton, head to Dragon Inn for a sumptuous lunch.

  • Journey to Waitomo before Arriving in Rotorua

    Head deep underground into the Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Take a 45-minute guided tour through a series of limestone caves formed over 30 million years ago. Learn more facts about the cave and end the tour with a captivating boat ride to the Glowworm Grotto, illuminated by thousands of tiny glowworms.

  • 18:00

    Check-out at Tourism Rotorua

  • (For Check-In ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Auckland Hotels Time: 08:00:00

  • (For Check-Out ) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 18:00:00

Pick-up/Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In ) Sky City Coach Terminal (Sky City Coach Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland) Time: 07:50:00

  • (For Pick-Up) Auckland Hotels Time: 08:00:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out ) Tourism Rotorua (Tourism Rotorua, 1167 Fenton St) Time: 18:00:00

Description

Setting off from Auckland, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions, enjoying your driver guide's entertaining and informative commentary.

Take a guided tour of the famous Hobbiton Movie Set, located inside a picturesque 1,250 acre sheep and beef farm near Matamata. Here, the village of Hobbiton 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, tuck into a delicious lunch at the Green Dragon Inn.

At the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a 45-minute guided tour through impressive underground caverns and learn how stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone structures were formed over millions of years. Your tour includes a boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - glide silently along an underground river as you gaze at the twinkling glowworms overhead.

After visiting Waitomo and Hobbiton, continue to Rotorua, arriving in the early evening.

Please Note

  • Tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

  • Children below 3 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied.

  • Children ages 7 to 12 years old, if traveling without an adult over 18 years old, must have an Unaccompanied Minor Form completed before travel.

  • Vegetarian and other dietary options for lunch are available on request.

  • The same tour with departure and return to Auckland is available.

  • Pick-up is available from selected hotels and locations (View List and Schedule).

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Includes

  • Lunch at the Green Dragon Inn

  • English-speaking guide/driver

Notes

Additional Note(s)
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

  • Children ages 7 to 12 years old, if traveling without an adult over 18 years old, must have an Unaccompanied Minor Form completed before travel.

  • Vegetarian and other dietary options for lunch are available on request.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal.

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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