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Stop At: Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 45 Broadway, Matamata 3400 New Zealand
Combine a luxury transfer from Rotorua to Auckland with a visit to 2 world-famous attractions in New Zealand: Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
After pick-up in Rotorua, we drive across the Mamaku Plateau to the Hobbiton Movie Set near the rural town of Matamata, made world-famous as the original setting of Sir Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” trilogies. On the 2-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set, get astonishing insights into how these movies were made and which parts of the movies were filmed here. Not only movie fans will enjoy this unique experience with inside views of the Hobbit village including Hobbit Holes, Bag End, The Green Dragon Inn and astonishing facts about the filmmaking and spectacular landscape all around.
We then continue on to Waitomo Caves, located in the King Country in the Waikato region. On this tour we travel via the Thermal Explorer Highway touring route, taking in the special region as we drive through the beautiful countryside of New Zealand’s North Island. At Waitomo, experience the underground wonderland that is Waitomo Glowworm Caves with thousands of Glowworms as the major attraction.
As we drive northward on the journey from Waitomo to Auckland, we show you sacred Taupiri Mountain as well as Ngaruawahia, the site of Turangawaewae Marae (Maori meeting place) and seat of New Zealand’s Maori King. Be dropped off in Auckland after combining a transfer from Rotorua to Auckland with exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Aotearoa / New Zealand. This Private One-Way Tour from Rotorua via Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton Movie Set to Auckland allows you to see 2 of New Zealand’s most famous attractions in one amazing day.
Duration: 3 hours