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

Duration: 2 days
Destination: New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

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  • 2 days
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


We pick up all customers using several vehicles. You will not be driven around the city from hotel to hotel for hours before we leave Auckland

Join this 2-day tour for the chance to visit the Hobbiton Move Set, Rotorua and Waitomo Caves! Experience a wide range of unique activities, local culture and geothermal activity. Admission fees, accommodation, and most meals included.
Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group  - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the  custom price.

This tour is specifically designed for Trip Advisor/ Viator clients and includes a cultural dinner, Hobbiton, Thermal activity and sightseeing plus 4 star accommodation. We are able to customise the programme to suit individual needs so if you want something slightly different please contact us through Viator and tell us what you are looking for. No minimum numbers needed


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 Rotorua overnight - visit the central area and lakefront plus other areas of interest
Duration: 1 day

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
On arrival in Rotorua we go to Te Puia where you have a cafe lunch followed by time to explore Te Puia - You have the option of joining a guided tour at 1pm or 2pm exploring on your own. Te Puia is rick in Thermal activity and also houses the Maori Arts and crafts institute where traditional carving and other Maori crafts.

You also have the opportunity to visit one of the newest Kiwi Houses in Rotorua and is part of the Kiwi Breeding programme
Duration: 3 hours 10 minutes

Stop At: Mitai Maori Village, 196 Fairy Springs Road, Fairy Springs, Rotorua 3015, New Zealand
Evening Concert and Hangi ( traditional meal - Mitai Tours will collect you from your accomodation ) and take you back again after your evening meal and enertainment
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch is a cafe lunch. There is a wide choice,+ well labelled to meet most dietary requirements
• Dinner: Hangi and Concert - normally at Mitai Village - Full buffet of traditional food - labeled to meet dietary needs
Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation 3 to 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: Continental breakfast supplied at your hotel
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Lunch and dinner on day 1, breakfast on day 2
  • Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have for low numbers.
  • All admission fees and entrance fees for activities
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Mitai Maori Village
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Free Hotel pickup from non central locations shuttles can be arranged for a small fee
  • Non-listed activities or optional extras
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant seats are available and supplied - included in infant fee
  • Minimum age is 18 years to travel without an accompanying adult
  • Please note that because of the amount of travel time this tour is not suitable for children under 2 years, as part of the group - It can be booked as a private group tour - please ask TripAdvisor/Viator to contact us for the custom price
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • If you are feeling unwell, please reschedule or give us a call.
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup for free at all Central Auckland accomodation, hotels, apartments, etc. We only go to the accomodation which are booked for the day. We also offer a subsidised shuttle service for people staying our of the city centre to bring them to meet the tour coach. Please liaise with us re where you are to be picked up. It is essential you get in contact with this information as soon as possible. Guaranteed departure - We do not cancel on the rare occasions we have for low numbers. We will travel for one person

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Voucher info

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


2 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Lynedah V

13 Feb, 2020

La Vacanza Travel has provided exceptional service in each country and with each trip. The subcontractors they use are also of high quality. In this case they used flexitoursNZ. Great service, I left something on in one of the vans and with lots of logistics they got it back to me. The Mitai cultural show was the best cultural performance I have every seen. Each of the performers was passionate about showing us a little of the Maori culture. I would highly recommend this trip, it was great to stay overnight and spread out the activities.

M. Sebastiano C

21 Jan, 2019

The trip was wonderful! Because of seeing so much in 2 days it was all in a hurry, but you can still enjoy the beautiful places you see.Hobbiton, Waitomo caves and Rotorua are amazing places, they are a must see. During the transfers you can see a lot of beautiful landscapes and the guides tell a lot of details about the sourrandings; being a small group you have the chance to easily know better the other passengers and the guide. The Maori show is very nice and interesting. The hotel was really nice. Overall the trip was very well organised.

Tatyana M

05 Apr, 2018

Amazing and very interesting! Each part is unique and worth seeing. Loved Hobbiton village, Rotorua and Waitomo with various volcanic activities,

Shiran C

23 Feb, 2018

We had a great time on our trip to Hobbiton, Rotorua, and Waitomo. I guess it's really a compilation of different tours, so you have different drivers/tour guides throughout. We started out leaving Auckland as a small group of 5 people and returned with a group of about 15. A well worth adventure.

Bill W

05 Dec, 2017

If you are a LOTR fan, this is a MUST. I loved it. You get to walk among the houses in the Shire. Great tour guides who explained everything. I highly recommend this tour.

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