2 Day Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and Rotorua Tour from Auckland

2 day

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Auckland for Waitomo and Rotorua followed by Rotorua Duck Tours and a Maori Cultural Experience

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Leaving Auckland, you’ll travel south to visit the world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo Caves. Enter the subterranean labyrinth of caves to admire a magical world of stalactites and stalagmites, eerily lit by the luminescent gleam of tiny glowworms.
Duration: 2 hours

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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Auckland for Waitomo and Rotorua followed by Rotorua Duck Tours and a Maori Cultural Experience

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Leaving Auckland, you’ll travel south to visit the world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo Caves. Enter the subterranean labyrinth of caves to admire a magical world of stalactites and stalagmites, eerily lit by the luminescent gleam of tiny glowworms.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rotorua Duck Tours, 1241 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
After your tour of the Waitomo Caves, a picnic lunch is served on board the coach as you are driven east across the North Island to Rotorua. There’s time to check in at your Rotorua accommodation before boarding an amphibious ‘duck’ vehicle for a tour of Rotorua’s picturesque lakes.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
In the evening, discover Rotorua’s rich Maori heritage during a night of ritual, ceremony and cultural performances, including a traditional Maori 'hangi' feast featuring meat and vegetables cooked in an earth oven.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Rotorua, Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
Experience the best of New Zealand's North Island.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner: A traditional Maori 'hangi' feast.
Accommodation included: You have the choice of a 3-star or 4-star hotel

Day 2: Rotorua to Auckland including Rotorua Sights and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
Get ready to see mud pools, spouting geysers and other geothermal displays at Te Puia, where you’ll also enjoy Maori cultural performances.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Meet New Zealand’s national icon, the kiwi bird, at Rainbow Springs Nature Park.

Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
Stop in at the Agrodome, an organic working farm where you can learn all about farming in New Zealand. Take a tour of the Agrodome farm in an all-terrain vehicle, see how sheep are shorn and watch a live sheep dog trial.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
Your tour continues with a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the farm near Matamata that was transformed into Hobbiton for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie set. Enjoy a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, where you’ll see the fairy tale landscapes of the Shire, including the hobbit holes, and visit the Green Dragon Inn and Mill.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Following your memorable visit to Hobbiton, your tour concludes in Auckland this evening.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Duck Tours
  • Te Puia geothermal experience
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • 1x Lunch
  • Overnight accommodation in Rotorua
  • Maori Evening Experience
  • 1x Dinner
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour
  • Commentary or guide during tours
  • Rotorua duck tour
Not Included
  • Meals unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance for all tours
Departure Point
InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 61 reviews

Reviewed: February 24, 2020

mkimball

Our bus drivers were very entertaining and informative. The tours were arranged well, and all the sites were worth visiting. The multiple changes from one bus to another between tours was a little unexpected, but for the most part the drivers did well explaining where to be for the next pickup. Had a great time and enjoyed it all.


Reviewed: July 10, 2019

Victoria H

This tour was fantastic in the sights it went to and in its guides. It is a very full on tour with very little down time except for waiting for fellow travellers who do not respect that the tour has to be at specific places at specific times. However the drivers did do all they could to move those guests along. The other issues were the last bus driver who returned us to Auckland and seemed very tired and the uncertainty of knowing what was happening next as different tours had combined and we all had different itineraries. But all iin all an excellent value for money tour. Thank you


Reviewed: April 2, 2018

Michelle F

Overall the trip was excellent. We saw a lot, learned a lot and had a great two days! My only comment is about the buses- going to the dinner and the return to Auckland part. Going back to Auckland- we were left at a bus station for about an hour and a half waiting for the bus after leaving MataMata. We had no idea what was going on. Going to the dinner we had one time in our itinerary for the bus - but when we went to get on they said we were on the next one, they didnt have our names. We were grateful for the extra time since the day was rushed and we wanted to change but it was a bit of a confused scramble. There are many drivers and routes and tours taking place on any given day so we were always questioning a little what bus we were supposed to be on. Also- the buses at the end of the day were very crowded that we had to sit at opposite ends of the bus if we wanted seats.


Reviewed: January 3, 2018

Viney K

Excellent tour -fully recommend to future travelers!


Reviewed: October 24, 2017

Laura T

One of the best organized trips I've ever been on! Everything ran on time, and when my husband and I were super impressed by how well we were looked after by everyone. Even when there was a change in schedule the staff organized it all in the background so my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that we were looked after.
My greatest fear on these types of trips is that I'll be forgotten by the tour bus, but this never happened. I easily could have spent more time in each of the places we stopped, but I was okay with this quicker pace as it meant we got to see more of the highlights.
The only complaint my husband and I had was on the trip home we were picked up at a later spot than the majority of the tour group those who did the one day trip instead of the two day trip and remained on the same bus all day, and by that point the other guests had spread out across all the remaining seats, meaning that we were forced to sit apart. On the way out from Auckland, our bus driver had asked single travelers to sit together to allow couples and families seats together, but the bus driver on the way home not only refused, but started yelling at the person who asked her to do this, which put guests in the awkward spot of either having to ask other guests to move to a different seat, or splitting up for the drive home. A small annoyance amidst a wonderful trip, and I felt that particular bus driver was the exception rather than the rule. I would definitely book a tour with Viator again. I was very impressed with how well organized everything was.