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Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights

A 5 day self-drive itinerary covering the north of the North Island including Auckland, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and “Hobbiton”, a popular location from the film, "Lord of the Rings". A choice of 5 categories of rental vehicle with a choice of 3, 4, 5 star hotel accommodation.

Includes self drive rental vehicle with pick-up on arrival at Auckland Airport and drop-off on departure from Auckland Airport, a choice of 5 vehicle types, a choice of 3 standards of hotel accommodation, sightseeing & entrance fees as specified, and daily buffet breakfast at hotel. Daily departures.



Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights Itinerary

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

Maoris & Hobbits – 05 Days / 04 Nights Itinerary Detail

DAY 01: ARRIVE AUCKLAND:

Pick up self drive rental vehicle on arrival at Auckland International Airport. Transfer by self drive rental car to your hotel in the “City of Sails”. The rest of the day is at leisure.


DAY 02: AUCKLAND / ROTORUA:

Depart Auckland this morning and drive south along the motorway to the Bombay Hills, en route from Auckland to Rotorua. Descend into the lush, green dairy farming region of the Waikato Province and travel via the city of Hamilton. 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 by self drive rental car to 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 Paradise Valley 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 self drive by rental car to Matamata to visit “Hobbiton”, a film location from the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy which was shot in New Zealand. Drive back to Rotorua in the late afternoon and relax. This evening enjoy an authentic Maori Concert and Hangi Dinner.


DAY 04: ROTORUA / WAITOMO CAVES / AUCKLAND:

Depart Rotorua this morning and return to Auckland via the Waitomo Caves. Travel once more over the bushclad hills of the Mamaku Ranges and descend into the Waikato Province. Continue on to the Waitomo Caves via Cambridge and Otorohanga. Enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glow worm caves and view staligtites, staligmites, and millions of tiny glow worms on the cavern roof as you drift silently through the underground grotto by boat. Continue on to Auckland passing through the lush green dairy farming areas of the Waikato Province, 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 today with the drop off of your rental car prior to boarding your departure flight at Auckland International Airport. Bon Voyage! We trust that you have enjoyed your New Zealand holiday with Adventure Pacific.


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