1 night's accommodation in Auckland
2 night's accommodation in Rotorua
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Rainbow Springs Wildlife Park
Agrodome Sheep Show
Hobbiton Movie set tour
Rotorua Duck amphibious vehicle tour of Rotorua
Day 1: Spend the night in Auckland
Auckland is our largest city and home to a vast wealth of different cultures and experiences. Auckland has strong Pacific and Asian influence and is know as the ' City of Sales' with reputedly 1 in 3 households owing a boat.
Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua
We leave Auckland and travel south through lush Waikato farmland to the small town of Waitomo. This morning explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, take a magical underground boat ride and see the magical glowworms. Waitomo Caves are known for it's world famous limestone formations including 'The Cathedral' - an underground cavern complete with concert hall acoustics.
Tuck in to a tasty buffet lunch at Waitomo Caves Restaurant, looking out at the serene native bush setting from the open air canopy around you. Then set off on an adventure into Middle-earth! Just outside the central North Island town of Matamata is a private farm which was transformed into the village of Hobbiton for the award-winning Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies, directed by New Zealander Sir Peter Jackson.
Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set and see the original Hobbit Holes, Party Tree, the Green Dragon Inn and more. Find out how Hobbiton was built and hear behind-the-scenes stories from filming.
After the tour of the Hobbition Movie set you continue on to Rotorua home to mud pools and thermal spas.
Day 3 Rotorua Sightseeing
This morning experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs nature park, which showcases native flora and fauna including the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and dog trials at the Agrodome.
This afternoon you are free to explore Rotorua.
Day 4: Rotorua - Auckland
Join an amphibious vehicle tour into the lakes of Rotorua onboard the Rotorua Duck before taking a coach back to Auckland late this afternoon.
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