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.
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 Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, topping your day off with a hearty, traditional hangi meal and ceremony.
Then we transfer you back to Auckland on a coach that winds through the countryside, bringing you back to Auckland.
Your serviced apartments overlooking Waitemata Harbour await
We have selected the Novotel for the ultimate in comfort and location
A half-day exploration of the beauty and history of Auckland
Explore Lord of the Rings sets and so much more on this incredible full day tour
Included in your itinerary you'll be transferred by coach from the geothermal Rotorua, via the stunning countryside back to the city.
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
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 of 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.
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 the coach back to Auckland where you can make your way to the airport to head home.
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.
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