4-Day Wellington to Auckland via Rotorua Tour

Duration: 4 days
Destination: New Zealand, North Island, Wellington

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  • 4 days
  • Wellington
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


An independent four-day tour package departing Wellington daily with three nights 4 to 4.5 star accommodation in Rotorua and Auckland. Visit some of the best attractions in Rotorua including Te Puia, with its impressive geysers, bubbling mud pools, and cultural Maori performances, as well as a working New Zealand farm and nature reserve which showcases our native wildlife. Visit the famous Hobbiton Movie Set for a fully guided tour of this unique attraction as well as a boat tour through the Waitomo Glowworm Caves, where hundreds of tiny glowworms lights guide the way. Finally, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Auckland on the final day. Hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included for all transfers and activities listed.


Day 1: Wellington – Lake Taupo – Rotorua

Stop At: Lake Taupo, Taupo Marina New Zealand
Travelling by road from Wellington to Rotorua via the Kapiti Coast, Palmerston North, the central plateau (home to several active volcanoes), Lake Taupo arriving in Rotorua in the afternoon.
Duration: 7 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Millennium Hotel or similar

Day 2: Rotorua

Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Te Puia to experience Rotorua's famous Maori culture and geothermal activity with a tour of the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley - a place where mud pools bubble and boil and geysers shoot steam high into the air.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Springs Nature Park, 192 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Discover New Zealand wildlife and natural scenery at Rainbow Springs Nature Park, where you can get up close to native flora and fauna including the famous kiwi - a flightless native bird. Wander through native forest and discover New Zealand birds, fish and lizards (including the ancient tuatara), as well as exotic animals from around the world.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Agrodome, 141 Western Rd, Ngongotaha, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand
See Rotorua's agricultural industry in action at the Agrodome: a working organic farm where you can find out all about farming life in New Zealand. Watch a sheep shearing display and see sheep dog trials where the farm dogs show off their amazing skills.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
In the afternoon, head to the world famous location of Hobbiton: a farm that has been transformed for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie set. See fairytale landscapes of the Shire as well as 44 hobbit holes, the Mill and double arch bridge, the party tree, and visit the Green Dragon Inn. Take a photo at the door of Bilbo’s house and learn about some interesting stories and trivia from enthusiastic guides. After your walking tour, depart Hobbiton and return to Rotorua. The evening is spent at your leisure.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Millennium Hotel or similar

Day 3: Day Three: Rotorua – Waitomo – Auckland

Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
Travel from Rotorua to Auckland via the Waitomo Glowworm caves with a guided tour of the caves including a boat through the glowworm grotto. Arrive in Auckland mid-afternoon where you will be transferred to your central city accommodation.
Duration: 6 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Heritage Hotel Auckland or similar

Day 4: Auckland

Pass By: Auckland, Auckland, North Island
Spend the morning doing a comprehensive city sights tour of Auckland, after which your 4 day tour will conclude.

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Auckland, Rotorua and Wellington
  • Commentary by local guides
  • 2-nights accommodation in Rotorua; 1-night accommodation in Auckland
  • Admission fees and all transport/tour fees listed in itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
  • Entry/Admission - Rainbow Springs Nature Park
  • Entry/Admission - Agrodome
  • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most central locations in Wellington City. If you are based outside this area, then
please advise and we provide a meeting location for pick-up.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Voucher info

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


4 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

Linda S

11 Feb, 2020

Connections were fairly seamless. Transport drivers were friendly and informative. Good variety of activities although a couple of activities stated in itinerary were not included. A disappointment.

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