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Auckland to Rotorua.

We are travelling as a group of nine adults hiring a van and driver from Auckland to Rotorua.

We have planned to stop at Waitimo caves on the way. Can we fit in a visit to the hobbit holes on the way.

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1. Re: Auckland to Rotorua.

The Hobbit holes and Waitomo are on the opposite side of Rotorua. You would not do both on the way down as it would be a real roundabout trip. But could visit one from Rotorua or go back Hobbit holes are they are on route to Auckland. The Hobbit holes are only arouund 50 min from Rotorua.

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2. Re: Auckland to Rotorua.

Yes this shouldn't be a problem as the distance is only 86 km. of course it does depend on your time schedule, it is approx 2.5 hours drive from Auckland to Waitomo and there are lots of different caving trips and adventures operating in the area.

The Hobbiton tours run all day with the last tour departing at 5pm

Edited: 4:13 am, March 12, 2013
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3. Re: Auckland to Rotorua.

Many thanks. we have been able to add this to our trip. We are doing the hobbit holes in the morning then lunch and on to Waitimo caves arriving in Rotorua around 6.30. Thanks for your advice.

We have not found much to do in Christchurch apart from art gallerys and museums which we are not interested in. Do you have any suggestions.

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4. Re: Auckland to Rotorua.

This is the Wellington Forum!! However the most popular sights in Chch are the Botanic Gardens, including "Punting-in-the-Park"; the Antarctic Centre, Riccarton House & Bush and the soon to reopen Gondola plus the "Restart Mall" for shopping. Most people find the museum exhibit on the earthquake quite fascinating. If you have a car you can drive to Sumner Beach, or take the #3 bus.

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