Auckland: Auckland to Rotorua including Waitomo & Hobbiton
- 10.5 Hours
- 10.5 Hours
- On request
Leaving Auckland in the morning by coach, travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Enjoy a morning snack as you drive past Rangiriri, the location of an historic Maori Land Wars site. On arrival in the small town of Waitomo enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. You finish the tour with a silent yet magical boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.
Leaving Waitomo enjoy a delicious picnic style lunch as you make your way to Rotorua.
Enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. Upon completion of the Movie Set tour you will be transferred to Rotorua by the Hobbiton Movie Set coach where the tour concludes.
Duration: 10.5 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 6 p.m.