3 Day Hobbiton, Glowworms and Geysers Tour
An exciting 3 day North island coach tour to Hobbiton, Waitomo and Rotorua. Sights include Middle Earth where 'The Lord of the Rings' and "The Hobbit" movies were filmed along with a fabulous lunch. Head underground to view beautiful Glowworms and visit amazing geothermal sites with steam and boiling mud in Rotorua.
|Auckland to Auckland|
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- All transport & transfers
- 2 nights accommodation
- Superior accommodation includes breakfast
- Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
- Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
- Visit Wai-O-Tapu & Lady Knox Geyser
- Visit Waimangu Volcanic Valley
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
Expenses of a personal nature such as meals (except where stated in the itinerary), beverages, travel insurance, laundry and optional sightseeing are not included in the tour cost.
TOUR TYPE - INDEPENDENT TOUR
Independent Tours are not escorted group tours - they are for independent travellers. What this means is that it is not the same group of people travelling on their own coach with a tour leader/escort looking after you. You are travelling independently. However, you are picked up and dropped off at your accommodation each morning and evening and interesting commentary is provided on many sectors.
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1 - AUCKLAND / HOBBITON / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA
Travel south taking in typical New Zealand scenery as you ride – lush green farmland and rolling hills. The Hobbiton Movie Set has become one of New Zealand’s must-see destinations. A working farm near the small town of Matamata was transformed into a film set for the world-famous Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies, and today you can visit the set and see where the magic was created. During your guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set you’ll see highlights like the original Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Party Tree and more. Your tour guide will share amazing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about how the film set was brought to life. After you’ve had your fill of movie magic, sit down to lunch – a delicious feast worthy of a true hobbit – outside the Green Dragon Inn. Your next stop is at the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, a network of underground tunnels and caves made from incredible limestone formations. Set off on a 45-minute guided tour of the caves, ending with a truly special boat trip through the Glowworm Grotto, where glowworms twinkle and shine overhead as you sail through a dark and silent cavern.
DAY 2 - ECO THERMAL PARK TOUR
Today will take you to visit two of Rotorua’s most natural and popular geothermal parks: Wai-o-tapu & Waimangu Volcanic Valley. At Wai-o-tapu the colourful hot springs and moonlike landscapes are a key feature along with the famous Lady Knox Geyser. At Waimangu Volcanic Valley your guide will explain the Mt Tarawera eruption, native flora and fauna and the geothermal features which were blown open. This is now a spectacular, bush covered, geothermal park. You have this afternoon in Rotoura to explore at your own leisure.
DAY 3 - ROTORUA / AUCKLAND
Today you have two options on coach travel back to Auckland. You can depart Rotorua early morning, arriving in Auckland at about twelve noon or have another free day to enjoy Rotorua and depart late afternoon arriving into Auckland approximately 8.30pm. Please advise your desired option at time of booking.