Auckland to Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton & Rotorua 2-Day Private Tour

Pass through the beautiful NZ countryside on your way to see the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, then experience what the unique town of Rotorua has to offer from thermal hot mud pools, geysers and our Maori cultural centre of New Zealand. Choose to incorporate Hobbiton Movie Set into your tour. Experience all of this in two wonderful days on a private tour in a Mercedes luxury vehicle just for you. Pick-up in Auckland and drop-off in Auckland or Rotorua.

Duration 2 days
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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What's included :
  • Fully guided Private Tour in Mercedes luxury vehicle.
  • Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland incl airport/cruise terminal.
  • Tour times flexible to work in with your requirements.
  • Complimentary snacks & water.
  • All guide expenses (e.g. guide accommodation & meals).
  • All tours support local eco-cultural initiatives.
What's excluded :
  • Entry fees.
  • Guest accommodation and meals.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entry/Admission - SkyTower
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

Day 1: Auckland to Rotorua via Waitomo Caves

Stop At: SkyTower, Victoria Street Corner Federal Streets, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
The Waitomo Caves, which are located about 2.5 hours south of Auckland, are one of New Zealand’s most famous attractions. On our Private Tours we plan the day according to your wishes and at Waitomo there are numerous activities to choose from as all our guests’ interests and budgets vary. We travel via New Zealand’s famous Thermal Explorer Highway touring route, taking in the beautiful countryside of the Waikato and King Country. Our experienced and knowledgeable Host-Guide will tell you about New Zealand and the extraordinary places you’ll see along the approximately 2.5 hour journey to and from Waitomo.

Waitomo is an amazing natural wonderland which offers a vast range of unique sights and experiences and we will be happy to advise you on various options based on your interests. We then continue from Waitomo via the fertile farmlands of the Waikato and pass through the steep, densely forested Mamaku Ranges before reaching Rotorua. Winding down from this plateau, we catch our first glimpses of Lake Rotorua, a volcanic caldera filled with this iconic lake featuring bush-clad Mokoia Island at its centre. We may have the opportunity to stop at Mamaku Blue, a very interesting blueberry farm, winery and café.

Mamaku Blue is a fascinating place where you can learn about this very healthy little berry and its amazing journey.

Duration: 8 hours

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

Day 2: Rotorua to Auckland via Hobbiton Movie Set

Stop At: Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3007 New Zealand
As part of your private tour with us, we can incorporate several interesting places in and around Rotorua for you. Enjoy the Sights of Rotorua including the beautiful lakefront, Government Gardens and Rotorua Museum, which is housed in the stunning old Victorian bath house in the centre of the beautiful Government Gardens. Or go to Redwood Forest, widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful forests. Another excellent option is to visit Blue Lake and Lake Tarawera, with the latter being dominated by the peak of iconic Mount Tarawera towering above the lake. Mount Tarawera erupted violently in June 1886 and buried a Maori village called Te Wairoa. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is an excellent attraction that can be incorporated into your sightseeing.

We can arrange further tour options to cater for your particular preferences and abilities. They include some of the world's most spectacular and interesting thermal areas, such as Wai-o-Tapu,Waimangu Volcanic Valley and Hells Gate. We can also arrange helicopter or floatplane flights to see both Rotorua and Lake Rotorua, as well as a huge amount of amazing volcanic sights, from above. Our favourite is a flight from Rotorua via the volcanic crater of Mount Tarawera and landing on White Island, New Zealand's only - and active - marine volcano!

Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :
Sky Tower, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up/drop-off in Auckland incl airport/cruise terminal.Airports
  • Auckland Intl Airport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand
  • Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Departure Time :
9:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • We meet and exceed all safety measures to keep both our guests and our wonderful team of guides safe. Our safety measures adapt based on requirements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by TIME Unlimited Tours

Activity ID: V-5213P43

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