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2 Day Middle Earth Escape Independent Coach

Days
2

Pricing From
$947

North Island
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Overview

2 Day Middle Earth Escape New Zealand Independent Coach MapThis Middle Earth Escape tour takes you on a journey through The Shire and Hobbiton as well as Rotorua geothermal wonders and a trip to the famous Waitomo limestone formations.

Accommodation

4 Star Hotels
We have a wide range of 4 star hotel properties. Most hotels in this category generally have swimming pools, fitness gyms, a choice of restaurants, and are usually a little closer to town centres or occupy premium locations. Room types may include standard, deluxe, superior, mountain view, lake view, suites, etc. Many also include 2 and 3 bedroom suites which can offer great value for larger groups.

3 Star Hotels
All our 3 star hotels have restaurant facilities. Meals can be included in your package, if required. Please note that smaller destinations such as Coromandel, Kaikoura, Akaroa, etc. hotels don't usually feature this as an accommodation option.

Motels
Motel accommodations are self-contained facilities. At minimum, a studio unit includes cooking utensils, a hot plate and/or a microwave, toaster, kettle, and crockery and cutlery. Others will include a full kitchen and can include saunas, spas, and swimming pools and sometimes a full breakfast service. Room types include stuido, 2-bedroom, or family units. Our motels are of a very high standard and are generally owned and operated by locals who would love to share their genuine interest in their region with you.

Looking for a fully escorted coach tour? Check out our guided departures here!

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Hangi and Concert, Rotorua

Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia, Rotorua

Pohutu Geyser at Te Puia, Rotorua

Colourful Silica at Te Puia, Rotorua

Colourful Silica at Te Puia, Rotorua

Trout at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua

Trout at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua

Agrodome Farm Show, Rotorua

Agrodome Farm Show, Rotorua

The Mill at Hobbiton

The Mill at Hobbiton

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

The Green Dragon, Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

The Green Dragon at Hobbiton

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua

You will need at least a night in Auckland before this your.

Enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua including a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leaving Auckland in the morning you travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide a commentary as you travel to Waitomo and point out sites of interest including Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori land wars battle between forces loyal to the Maori King and the Colonial Government in 1863.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Continue your tour this afternoon by driving to Rotorua, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where the roadside trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery.

Rotorua Duck Tours - City & Lakes Tour
You haven’t seen Rotorua until you’ve seen it from a Duck. Discover Rotorua in the most unique way possible with the City and Lakes Tour. This unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure takes place on land and water, on-board our WWII amphibious Duck. Unlike any other tour in Rotorua, the duck tour is the best way to see the city and experience the beauty of the surrounding lake district all at once.

Your tour begins right in the heart of the city where you will discover the sights and sounds, and learn all about the rich history and diversity that makes Rotorua such a unique destination. With your conDUCKtor you will venture out of town to the spectacular lake’s district where you will see magnificent views of Mt Tarawera and splashdown into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka.

Mitai Maori Village
An evening at Mitai will give you an awe-inspiring introduction to the indigenous Maori culture. Marvel at the beautiful bush setting and paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream while trout and eels swim beneath the surface. See warriors in traditional dress and glowworms in their natural habitat. Enjoy a traditionally cooked hangi meal and round your evening off with a spectacular cultural performance.

Stay 1 night in Rotorua

Day 2Rotorua Sights - Hobbiton Movie Set - Auckland

Begin the day with a morning sightseeing tour and experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

Following the show, you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour and enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Upon completion of the Hobbiton Movie Set tour you will travel to Auckland by coach.

You will need at least a night in Auckland before this your.

Price per person (Twin Share)

  • Motel (Self-Catering): from NZ$947
  • 3-Star Accommodation: from NZ$995
  • 4-Star Accommodation: from NZ$1,020

Prices quoted are per person and are room only. Prices do not include meals.  

Twin share is based on 2people traveling together and sharing one rooms. Single room and triple share prices are available.

* Please Note *

Prices are estimates only, and are subject to availability and exchange rates when booking, seasonal or holiday price surcharges (such as Christmas/New Year and Easter); as well as special events that may be on. Please forward a request and we will be happy to forward a quote.

Payment

  • Deposit: 20% of the package cost or NZ$250 per person (whichever is the greater) at time of booking
  • Full Payment: 60 Days before travel
  • Airfares (if applicable): Paid in full no more than 6 days after booking

Cancellation Charges

  • Cancellation Fees up to 100% can apply after booking. Extra deposits or full payment may be requested to cover these charges prior to booking

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland - Waitomo Caves - Rotorua

You will need at least a night in Auckland before this your.

Enjoy a tour from Auckland to Rotorua including a guided tour of the fascinating Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Leaving Auckland in the morning you travel through the lush farmland of the Waikato and King Country regions. Your experienced local driver guide will provide a commentary as you travel to Waitomo and point out sites of interest including Rangiriri, the location of a historic Maori land wars battle between forces loyal to the Maori King and the Colonial Government in 1863.

On arrival in the small town of Waitomo, enjoy a guided tour through the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves with their amazing stalactites, stalagmites and other limestone formations. Finish the tour with a silent boat ride through the Glowworm Grotto - a subterranean cavern lit up by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

Continue your tour this afternoon by driving to Rotorua, passing through the beautiful Fitzgerald Glade where the roadside trees arch overhead to form a tunnel of natural greenery.

Rotorua Duck Tours - City & Lakes Tour
You haven’t seen Rotorua until you’ve seen it from a Duck. Discover Rotorua in the most unique way possible with the City and Lakes Tour. This unique 90 minute sightseeing adventure takes place on land and water, on-board our WWII amphibious Duck. Unlike any other tour in Rotorua, the duck tour is the best way to see the city and experience the beauty of the surrounding lake district all at once.

Your tour begins right in the heart of the city where you will discover the sights and sounds, and learn all about the rich history and diversity that makes Rotorua such a unique destination. With your conDUCKtor you will venture out of town to the spectacular lake’s district where you will see magnificent views of Mt Tarawera and splashdown into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka.

Mitai Maori Village
An evening at Mitai will give you an awe-inspiring introduction to the indigenous Maori culture. Marvel at the beautiful bush setting and paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream while trout and eels swim beneath the surface. See warriors in traditional dress and glowworms in their natural habitat. Enjoy a traditionally cooked hangi meal and round your evening off with a spectacular cultural performance.

Stay 1 night in Rotorua

Day 2Rotorua Sights - Hobbiton Movie Set - Auckland

Begin the day with a morning sightseeing tour and experience Te Puia, a place of Maori culture and a thermal wonderland of impressive geysers and boiling mud pools.

Explore Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which showcases native flora and fauna as well as the New Zealand Kiwi. Then see NZ's agricultural industry in action with a sheep shearing display and sheep dog trials at the Agrodome.

Following the show, you will transfer onto the Hobbiton Movie Set coach tour and enjoy a scenic drive across the Kaimai Ranges to the picturesque 1,250 acre farm near Matamata where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. Upon completion of the Hobbiton Movie Set tour you will travel to Auckland by coach.

You will need at least a night in Auckland before this your.

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