Middle Earth Escape
Duration: 2 Days | 1 Night
From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Code: TT075
Flaxy Date & Departure
This tour explores Hobbiton and the shire, the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua and a visit to world famous limestone formations of Waitomo.
Day 1: Auckland - Rotorua
Enjoy the magical glowworms and world-famous limestone formations of Waitomo and the rich cultual heritage and geothermal bounty of Rotorua. Today you'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch onboard the coach. Arrive in Rotorua with free time for a quick look around and then board an amphibious vehicle for your journey into the lakes of Rotorua. This evening you will experience ritual, ceremony, amazing Maori cultural performance, storytelling, interaction and traditional feasting as you relive significant portions of New Zealand's pre-European history and real events!
1 Night in Rotorua
Day 2: Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland
Experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools. Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna including the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and dog trials at the Agrodome. Following the show you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set tour and enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where the scenes from the famous movies were filmed. Learn how this beautiful farmland was transformed into The Shire from Middle Earth. Your guide will show you Hobbit Holes, the Green Dragon Inn, the Mill and many other structures from the movies. You will return to Auckland early evening.
Transport and transfers
1 Night accommodation in Rotorua incl breakfast
Hobbiton movie set tour
Amphibious vehicle tour of Rotorua including driving into Lakes.
Maori Hangi (Dinner) Concert
Te Puia Geothermal Experience
Agrodome Sheep farming display
Waitomo Glowworm Caves with picnic lunch