Hobbiton, Hot Pools, Hamilton Gardens.

Tour 202       WONDERFUL WAITOMO - HOBBITON AND ROTORUA. 3 days/2 nights.

Departs Auckland Skycity coach terminal DAILY except Christmas Day.

7.15am. Depart Auckland . Pickup from selected inner city hotels

Day 1.    AUCKLAND - WAITOMO - HOBBITON - ROTORUA   (Picnic lunch included)

Drive through Waikato farmland to the Waitomo Glowworm Cave for a guided tour through the magniifcent glowworm cave. See the stalactites and stalagmites and enjoy a short cruise in the glowworm grotto. 

A picnic lunch is provided to enjoy while travelling from Waitomo to Hobbiton.

Continue to the Shires Rest to be joined by your local guide for the 2.5 hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set. Drive through part of the 500 hectare (1,250 acre) sheep and cattle farm to the Hobbiton Movie Set, centre of Middle Earth. learn from your local guide how the set was created and see the Hobbit Holes, Gardens, Bag End (Bilbo and Frodo Baggins home), Party Tree, Lake, The Mill, Green Dragon Inn, and much more. Go 'Behind the Door' to explore the newly opened Hobbit hole. On arrival at the Green Dragon Inn one cold drink awaits - your choice of dark or light beer, cider, or non alcoholic ginger ale. On completion of your Hobbiton tour transfer to your accommodation in Rotorua for 2 nights.

Day 2.             ROTORUA              (B)          

Enjoy  a guided tour of the Te Puia thermal area  to see bubbling mud pools, famed Pohutu geyser, and to visit the Maori carving and weaving school. Continue to the Agrodome farm show for an introduction to 19 types of sheep and see the amazing sheep dogs working. Ride the Skyline gondola for a panoramic view over the lake and city, and with luge and lunch options - extra expense. Free afternoon with many options available. Enjoy the Redwoods Treetop Walk, whitewater rafting, scenic float plane flight, Polynesian Spa, duck tour, or relax in the Polynesian Spa. Optional Hangi dinner and introduction to Maori culture tonight.

2 day/1 night tour departs Rotorua at 1.50pm arriving Auckland Skycity coach terminal at 6.05pm OR depart Rotorua 1.05pm arriivng Wellington Railway station 8.30pm. 


Free time until departure. Check out time is 11am. Intercity coach ticket included to Auckland ending at Skycity coach terminal, or to Wellington ending at Wellington Railway station. You are welcome to stay longer if you wish. 

Timetable as at 10 December: Services depart Rotorua Information Centre. Transfers to and from coach not included.

Depart Rotorua 7.40am - arrive Manukau City 11.25am, (change bus to airport arriving 12.07pm),  Auckland Skycity 11.55am

Depart Rotorua 1.50pm - arrive Manukau City 5.24pm (change to airport arriving 6.27pm). Auckland Skycity 6.05pm

Depart Rotorua 4.00pm - arrive Manukau City 7.40pm (change to airport arriving 8.27pm). Auckland Skycity 8.10pm.

Depart Rotorua 8.50am - arrive Wellington 5.45pm. Same coach to Wellington. Scenic drive via Lake Taupo and across Desert Road.

Depart Rotorua 1.05pm - arrive Wellington 8.30pm. (1 change of bus in Taupo)


To end your tour in Rotorua deduct $50 from all prices

WAITOMO - HOBBITON - ROTORUA.  3 days/2 notes


Tour cost per person. 3 days/2 nights.

4 star hotels: 2 per room $1,190. Single room $1,390

Backpacker: 2 per room $990. Single room $1,090. Dormitory $890


Tour cost per person 2 days/1 night

4 star hotels: 2 per room $990. Single room $1,140

Backpacker: 2 per room $820. Single room $890. Dormitory  $790


To end your tour in Rotorua deduct $50 from all prices


Tour cost includes:

** All travel from Auckland back to Auckland,or Wellington

** 2 nights accommodation and breakfast in Rotorua

** Transfers between attractions in Rotorua.

** Admissions to  Waitomo limestone and glowworm cave, Hobbiton Movie Set, Te Puia thermal area, Agrodome farm show and tour, Skyline gondola 

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