Tour 504 HOBBITON AND HOT POOLS
3 days/2 nights. Commences August 30, September 20,
Other days for minimum of 4 subject to availability of driver and guide.
Day 1. Tuesday. AUCKLAND - HOBBITON - ROTORUA
Free home pickup Orewa to Papakura.
Depart Auckland for a two hour tour of the fantasy world of Hobbiton. 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.
Day 2. Wednesday. ROTORUA. (BL)
This morning we visit the Redwood Forest, the Blue and Green Lakes, Lake Tarawera, and the Skyline Gondola for a panoramic view over the city (optional luge rides - extra expense). Enjoy a guided tour of the Whakarewarewa Living Maori Village. See the hot pools, natural steam cooking area, and famed Pohutu Geyser and enjoy a hangi pie lunch in the cafe. The afternoon is free for your own activities. The Polynesian Spa is 3 minutes walk from your hotel or relax in the hot pools at your hotel.
Day 3. Thursday. ROTORUA - HAMILTON GARDENS - ZEALONG - AUCKLAND.
We depart mid morning for the unique Hamilton Gardens with time to explore and lunch (own expense) in the cafe before returning to Auckland with a visit to the Zealong Tea Plantation en route. Return to Auckland and your accommodation mid afternoon.