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Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights

5 Day Seat in Coach itinerary covering the north of the North Island including Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and “Hobbiton”. Guaranteed daily departures and choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes Meet & Greet on arrival at Auckland Airport and private vehicle for arrival and departure airport transfers, seat in coach transport for all touring & sightseeing, a choice of three standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing & entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at hotel. Guaranteed daily departures.



Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA: view detail >
DAY 03: ROTORUA / “HOBBITON” – LORD OF THE RINGS: view detail >
DAY 04: ROTORUA / AUCKLAND: view detail >
DAY 05: DEPART AUCKLAND: view detail >

Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND:

Meet & greet on arrival at Auckland International Airport.
Transfer by private vehicle to your hotel in the “City of Sails”.


DAY 02: AUCKLAND / WAITOMO CAVES / ROTORUA:

Depart Auckland this morning and travel south along the motorway to the Bombay Hills, en route from Auckland to Rotorua via the Waitomo Caves. Descend into the lush, green dairy farming region of the Waikato Province and travel via the farming town of Otorohanga. Arrive at Waitomo and take a guided tour through these world famous caves with their staligtites, stalagmites and thousands of tiny sparkling glow worms. Continue on to Rotorua through the prosperous town of Cambridge, well known for the many thoroughbred horse studs in the area which have produced some of the top horses. Follow the Waikato River for part of the way and then climb over the bushclad Mamaku Ranges to arrive at the “Thermal Spa City” of Rotorua, set on the shores of Lake Rotorua. Check in to hotel.The rest of the day at leisure to relax or go for an Optional soak in thermal waters of the Polynesian Spa. (Please note that Optional activities are not included in the tour costs.)


DAY 03: ROTORUA / “HOBBITON” – LORD OF THE RINGS:

Enjoy a ½ day morning sightseeing tour of some of the highlights of Rotorua including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Reserve to see boiling mudpools and geysers and learn about Maori culture. Also visit the Rainbow Springs to see New Zealand trout, birds and wildlife before continuing on to the Agrodome where you will watch a New Zealand Farm show featuring sheep dog demonstrations, cow milking and learn about the New Zealand sheep farming industry and the different breeds of sheep. This afternoon you will be taken on a ½ day tour to Matamata to visit “Hobbiton”, a film location from the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy which was shot in New Zealand. Return to Rotorua in the late afternoon and relax. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Concert and Hangi Dinner.


DAY 04: ROTORUA / AUCKLAND:

Check-out of your hotel and this morning is at leisure for Optional activities. Depart Rotorua this afternoon and return to Auckland via the Waikato Province. Travel once more over the bushclad hills of the Mamaku Ranges and descend into the Waikato Province. Continue on via Cambridge and Hamilton. Continue on to Auckland passing through the lush green dairy farming areas, following the Waikato River, N.Z.'s longest, to arrive back in the "City of Sails" in the late afternoon. Check in to your hotel and relax, or perhaps take a walk around the central city area and do some last minute shopping.

DAY 05: DEPART AUCKLAND:

Your arrangements conclude with a departure SIC transfer to Auckland Airport. We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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