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Auckland, Hobbits and Hot Springs

Rotorua is a riot of colours, sights, smells and sounds. Add this incredible natural wonder to one of the most beautifully located cities in the world and you have the base for an incredible adventure. 

6 Days
4 Experiences
1 Country
5 Inclusions
1 Room options

About This Trip

Combine one of the world's great cities, one of the world's most incredible natural sites and a visit to sets from one of the world's most popular film series and you have a five-day adventure you will never forget. 

 

Your trip kicks off in style in the stunning city of Auckland. Probably the most enviable location for any city in the world, Auckland sits on twin harbours surrounded by volcanic plugs and rolling, fertile farmlands. You will get to know the city much better with a all-in tour that explores the vibrant districts, jaw-dropping viewpoints and historical heights of this delightful city. 

 

From Auckland, we will whisk you off to your next stop, the sense-baffling Rotorua, but not before taking you to a whole other world. The Hobbiton estate is a massive 12-acre set used in the Lord of the Rings movies, immaculately preserved and added to, in order to create a wonderful visitor experience. After an immersive tour and lunch at the Green Dragon inn, we will take you to a few other local joys on our way to the eternal wonder of Rotorua. 

 

The town of Rotorua is the jumping-off point for a myriad of experiences. There is the geothermal park for which it is most famous, an incredible wonderland of bubbling mud pools, geysers exploding 20-feet into the sky and pools fringed by dazzling neon colours. As if this wasn’t enough, Rotorua is packed with adventures to get your teeth into. You can fly down a 600m zip line after weaving your way through the treetops of a 120-year-old forest, white water raft down a 7-meter high waterfall, mountain bike, luge or head to Velocity Valley to pack in more adrenaline-filled activities than you can imagine. There is also a phenomenal cultural experience to be had at the New Zealand M?ori Arts and Crafts Institute, topping your day off with a hearty, traditional h?ng? meal and ceremony.   

 

Then we transfer you back to Auckland on a coach that winds through the countryside, narrated by your knowledgeable guide/driver to bring the landscapes of Auckland alive while you drive. 


Top Local Experiences


What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
4 Star Accommodation

We have hand-selected the finest accommodation for you on this tour to ensure maximum comfort throughout. With serviced apartments in Auckland to make you feel right at home and a stunning 4-star hotel in Rotorua, you will look forward to heading home every evening. Please note, if the following accommodation is not available at the time of booking, we will replace it with ones of a similar or higher level of comfort. 

 

Auckland Harbour Suites - Auckland - 1 Bedroom City View

Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel - Rotorua

 

  • King bed
  • Balcony with views of Auckland city 
  • Equipped kitchenette 
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV with free to air channels
  • Inclusive Wi-Fi
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

There is so much going on in this small area of the world that we really wanted to focus on it and drill down into its amazing attractions. There are few places in the world where you can combine truly spectacular nature and incredible cities so we wanted to take Auckland as a starting point and then really explore the surrounding joys.

 

We started by sourcing two of the finest four-star properties in Auckland and Rotorua, so you always return to ultra-comfort after a day of exploring. Then we focused on providing the most comprehensive exploration of Auckland so the rest of your time there you could focus on the parts that intrigued you most. 

 

Rotorua speaks for itself, a truly magnificent region or natural wonder, but we wanted to make sure that not a moment was wasted when getting you to and from Rotorua. With so much to see we created an immersive experience that adds stops to Hobbiton, as well as several locals-only spots of natural beauty that will get your camera fingers clicking. An immersive and intensely beautiful five days, discovering this magical pocket of New Zealand. 


location

Surrounded by wineries, wildlife reserves and hot-springs, it is hardly surprising that Auckland is regularly voted as one of the best cities in the world to live in. Your tour kicks off here and after a few days of exploration we will collect you from your hotel and take you over to Rotorua, stopping off at the beautiful Hobbiton and a few other local attractions. After a couple of days of exploring Rotorua, we will take you on a guided coach tour back to Auckland where you can make your way to the airport to head home. 


facilities

We have chosen a couple of cracking hotels for this tour. Both four-star and both very centrally located so that you have access to all the incredible attractions that surround you. 

 

  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Wi-Fi/Internet access
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa 
  • Sauna room
  • Thermal spa
  • Swimming pool - Geothermal pool
  • Air-conditioning

important info

Exclusions

  • Return flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

Age restrictions

  • This tour is restricted to guests aged 18 years or older

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this trip to operate is two people
  • Double or twin share basis

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa to enter
  • It is the visitors responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required.
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • We do recommend wearing mosquito repellant and sunscreens
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

Porterage

  • Porterage is not available on this trip.

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces and in some cases climb stairs

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements
  • In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

Transfers

  • Airport transfers are not included, but transfers to and from Rotorua are included.

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com 
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 

AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

Refunds

  • Please refer to our Booking Conditions for all information on refunds

Special requests

  • If you or any members of your travelling party have any special requests (for example a dietary requirement, specific room location etc), please let DealsAway know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to assist you with your request.

 

Behaviour

  • Please be aware that the booking conditions state that your holiday can be terminated, with no refund, if the behaviour of you or any members of your travelling party does not meet an acceptable standard. You will also often be required to pay for any damages you or members of your travelling party cause to accommodation, coach, train or cruise ship

Holiday extras

  • If you wish to purchase any extras or upgrades please contact us at support@dealsaway.com for information on our optional extras

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