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2-Day Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo Tour from Auckland with Accommodation

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    Day 1: Auckland - Hobbiton to Rotorua

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
    Hotel pickups begin from 6:30am. Start your day traveling from Auckland to Hobbiton through the Waikato region, where you will pass through dairy farms and the Hauraki Plains. On arrival at Hobbiton you will be guided through the picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm with spectacular views across to the Kaimai Ranges. You will be escorted through the site while listening to fascinating details of how the Hobbiton Movie set was created.
    The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and other structures were created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. They can be viewed and you will see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle-Earth, with the finale being a complimentary drink at the Green Dragon Inn.
    After this tour you will travel to Rotorua (approximately 55 minutes) to Te Puia where you will have lunch. New this year is a Buffet lunch featuring traditional Maori and typical New Zealand food in the new Restaurant at Te Puia. Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of Rotorua. It is home to the Pohutu geyser, mud pools, hot springs, silica formations, a Kiwi bird sanctuary, and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone, and bone carving. They have shared these treasures with visitors for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
    After lunch, explore Rotorua, visiting the lake front, the government gardens, and other attractions before being dropped at your accommodation.
    This evening you will be taken to Mitai Village and will experience a Maori Cultural show and traditional Hangi Dinner.

    Duration: 24 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua New Zealand
    Stay in Rotroua overnight - visit the central area and lakefront plus other areas of interest
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight accomodation 3 -4 star hotel

    Day 2: Waiotapu - Waitomo Caves and return to Auckland

    Stop At: Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, 201 Waiotapu Loop Road Rd 3, Rotorua 3073 New Zealand
    Breakfast is included and available from 7am. At 9am you will be collected for your tour to Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland. After this you will have about an hour to have lunch (own expense).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
    From Rotorua, travel to the Waitomo Caves, famous for its thousands of glow-worms. Walk into the caves, then travel a short distance on the underground river in a small boat, passing beneath a veil of glittering glow-worms and learning more about the caves' historical and geological significance.
    After this, you will be taken back to Auckland where your tour ends.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed May 5, 2019

    We were looking forward to our Hobbiton, Rotorua and Waitomo experience and FlexiTours made it happen!! We took the 2 day tour with Day 1 at Hobbiton, Te Puia at Rotorua and finally the Mitai Maori Village experience. Day 2 was Wai-O-Topu and then Waitomo....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank India852
    Sherpa11674828526, Assistant Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2019

    Hi India852, Happy that you enjoyed our packaged overnight tour with our comfortable vehicles which enables you to see the maximum attractions while you are on holiday. Glad that you were also able to experience Mitai which is a great way to end your evening...More

    Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

    The Hobbiton and Waitamo caves tours were great. Te Puia was a really great experience as well. However, the two day tour was too much of the same thing. It was nice to see the geothermal activity and Rotorua, but we could have completed the...More

    Thank EISS832
    Sherpa11674828526, Assistant Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2019

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Alot of Rotorua is all about the thermal areas, the geysers mud pools etc and it can feel like the same thing however a lot of these areas are very different in how they...More

    Reviewed January 28, 2019

    We planned our New Zealand vacation very carefully and evaluated five - yes, 5! - travel agencies. We chose FlexiTours because they offered the best itinerary that was perfectly tailored for our needs and interests and combined reasonable cost and reliability of large public touring...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank borislusa
    Sherpa11674828526, Assistant Manager at FlexiToursNZ, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

    Hi, Thank you for you great review! Amazing to hear that we could carter to your needs and customize a tour that fits you perfectly. I will be sure to pass on your amazing comments to my manager Philippa and will also pass on your...More

    Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

    Great tour covering some of the main highlights on the northern island. The two day tour gives you the morning off in Rotorua, I spent mine at the Polynesian Spa but when booking the trip, there are add-instead you can book if you are looking...More

    Thank Reslimpan
    Reviewed June 4, 2018

    Note Our tour was customized 3 day tour: Right from our first communication with FlexiTours, I knew this was going to be an awesome tour. We were very impressed with Philippa's immediate responses to our requests for information for a customized 3 days / 2...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
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    If you are doing the 2 day tour, the first day will end in Rotorua and you will spend the evening and the first half of the second day there. The tour company will pick you around 1PM on day 2 and take you to Waitomo before... More
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