4 Day Auckland, Rotorua, Hobbiton and Waitomo Caves Exclusive Private Tour

Explore the North Island on this private 4-day tour that takes you by private, luxury vehicle to the Rotorua area with stops at Hobbiton and Waitomo Glow Worm Caves. Take guided sightseeing tours, discover natural hot springs, witness amazing geothermal activity, enjoy scenic nature walks through redwood forests, with free time to explore more on your own. Your private guide will teach you about Maori culture, as well as the history, geography and wildlife of New Zealand. You’ll experience North Island’s highlights as well as hidden gems not seen on normal coach tours.

The service that we provide is a private luxury tour service, not a large group tour. Other than our friendly tour staff you will not be sharing your tour with anyone outside of your own party so you can rest assured that this is your tour and we’ll do exactly what you want to make it your perfect trip.

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Skytower and Dinner at Orbit 360
    • 3 x nights accommodation in 4 star properties listed (or similar)
    • Hobbiton 2 hour guided tour
    • Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland
    • Te Puia and Te Po Mud-pools and evening Hangi experience
    • Waitamo Glow-worm Caves 1 hour guided tour
    • 4 x days service of your own professional guide (who is also the driver)
    • 4 x days transport in private vehicle inclusive of all fuel charges
    • Entry/Admission - Hobbiton Movie Set
    • Entry/Admission - Te Puia
    • Entry/Admission - Waitomo Glowworm Caves
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Activities not listed in itinerary inclusions
    • meals not listed in activity inclusions

  • Day 1: Auckland Arrival

    Stop At: Auckland, Auckland, North Island
    You will be welcomed to NZ by one of our friendly guides and ‘The Road Trip’ begins. Begin your adventure with a cruise around the city. Sights could include a visit to one of Auckland’s inner city beaches, Mission Bay where it is possible to see stunning Pohutukawa trees. The trip could also take in sights such as Mt Eden, a stunning viewpoint and one of Auckland’s most famous volcanic craters, and perhaps a gander at one of The Road Trip’s favourite look out spots that boasts great views of both Rangitoto Island and Waiheke Island. This afternoon you can take a trip to the top of the Auckland Skytower and view the City of Sails from above. We will enjoy a fantastic dinner together at the Sugar Club Restaurant and get excited for the trip ahead.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4 star option CityLife Auckland (or Similar)

    Day 2: Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton

    Stop At: Hobbiton Movie Set, 501 Buckland Road Matamata, Hinuera 3472 New Zealand
    228 km, 3 hours driving

    Today you farewell the ‘City of Sails’ and head south to Rotorua; a hot spot for Maori culture and thermal activity. En route you will visit Hobbiton and The Shire’s Rest, the only remaining film set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies (included activity). Arrive in Rotorua in the afternoon and perhaps take a city tour featuring Kuirau Park mud pool reserve and view the stunning government gardens and lakefront. This afternoon/evening you could experience a relaxing soak in the thermal waters of the famous Polynesian Spa (optional – extra cost).

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 4 star option- Novotel Lakeside Rotorua (or similar)

    Day 3: Rotorua

    Stop At: Te Puia, Hemo Road, Rotorua New Zealand
    This morning you will take a three hour guided 4WD Trip near Lake Rotoiti, which includes a visit to a marae, amazing scenery, storytelling and song from a local Māori guide. The rest of the afternoon is free to spend at your leisure, Options include: Rotorua Gondola and Luge, a trip to Rotorua Agrodome to experience zorbing, a visit to a kiwifruit farm, a trip to The Buried Village of Te Wairoa or a walk through the redwood forest. This afternoon This you will explore Te Puia to experience mud pools and geysers and visit the Maori Weaving School and Kiwi House. This is a chance to see our national bird up close. Following this you will enjoy a traditional Maori dinner (Hangi) and see a cultural performance (Te Puia entry, dinner and show included).
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 4 Star Option- Novotel Lakeside Rotorua (or similar)

    Day 4: Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Caves + Departure

    Stop At: Waitomo Glowworm Caves, 39 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo Caves 3943 New Zealand
    245 km, 3 hours driving

    Your first stop for the day is Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland - a Wonderland of Stunning Geothermal Activity. You will see New Zealand’s largest thermal mud pool, sinter terraces and stunning hot and cold pools of many different colours (included activity). Following this you drive north to Waitomo, New Zealand’s most extensive underground caving network. Here you will take a guided tour through the spectacular Caves and see the impressive glow-worms that light up the cave roof (included activity). Following this you will farewell your guide.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up location is flexible and can be decided during the reservations process later.Airports
    • Auckland Airport, Ray Emery Drive, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
    • Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • 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.


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