Hobbiton & Rotorua including Wai-O-Tapu - Small Group Tour from Auckland
This small group, fully-guided day trip combines two of the top
attractions in the North Island together to form the ultimate day trip from
Auckland. Different from many other tours, the guided tours at both Hobbiton
& Wai-O-Tapu ensure you get the full experience. Led by our famously
passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing
their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable
minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety.
Your tour starts in New
Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set
the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some
of the city’s top highlights.
Exiting Auckland we travel
south through the stunning Waikato countryside, the most extensive farming area
in the world, encountering beautiful scenery, mighty rivers, great photo
opportunities, impressive mountains and several farm animals along the way.
Arriving at the
first feature attraction ‘Hobbiton’ you will board one of the big green
Hobbiton buses and depart on a two hour fully guided tour of this amazing 12
acre movie set with a professional Hobbiton guide to ensure you get the most
out of your visit. During your tour step into the lush pastures of the Shire,
visit 44 hobbit holes, see amazing gardens, hear the secrets and stories about
the making of the movies and enjoy a cold complimentary beverage at the famous
Hobbiton pub ‘The Green Dragon Inn’.
Departing for Rotorua we pass
through Tirau, famously dubbed the 'Corrugated Iron Capital of the World'
because of the many unique Corrugated Iron sculptures and buildings. This town
never fails to get a look and a laugh and our guides will point out all the
main highlights on the way through.
at our second feature destination you will experience a fully guided tour of
Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Wonderland. Considered one of the most surreal places on
earth, here you will see the famous Champagne Lake, Devil's bath, local mud-pools,
geothermal craters and other geothermal wonders. The colours and activity will
take your breath away.
off our Rotorua experience we do a guided driving tour seeing the most famous
sites in Rotorua city including: Lake Rotorua, Rotorua Museum, Government
Gardens, Whangapipiro (Rachel Spring) & the Blue Baths. If there is time,
we may even visit a special souvenir shop for some discounted shopping and to
try Manuka Honey.
Sadly we must then start to
head north again but your day is not over with a fully guided return trip to
Auckland including secret stops along the way.
While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at
Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and
the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife
viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many
other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.