Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the "marae" (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast.
• 3.5 hours
See two magical places come to life on this day tour from Auckland. First explore the Waitomo Glowworm Caves and be entranced by the thousands of twinkling lights in the glowworm grotto. Then visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, the filming location of the village of Bilbo Bagins and his fellow hobbits in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. As you explore Hobbiton, you can pose for pictures in front of the hobbit holes, the pond and the Green Dragon Inn.
• 11 hours
Auckland Explorer Bus is best way to see all that Auckland has to offer! Visit Auckland's top attractions on two different tour routes and explore the historic suburb of Devonport with a complementary return ferry ride from downtown. Each tour route takes approximately 1hr to complete and you can hop on and hop off as many times as you wish within a 24hr period.
• 2 days
Enter the magical world of ‘the Shire’ on this small-group movie set tour to Hobbiton from Auckland. See where the The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed and pose for pictures in front of hobbit holes. See the party tree, Green Dragon Inn and Bilbo Baggins’ house, and learn from your guide about the making of the films. Afterward, enjoy a cider, ale or ginger beer in the Green Dragon Inn followed by lunch at The Green Dragon marquee. This is a must-do tour for any The Lord of the Rings movie lovers!
• 8 hours
See all the highlights of the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua in one day. You'll take a guided tour of Waitomo Caves stalactites and glowworms, and see Rotorua's bubbling mud pools and geysers, and make many other interesting stops along the way. You have the option to end your tour in Rotorua or return to Auckland.
• 13 hours
Sample the bounty of Waiheke Island on a 5-hour food and wine tour that visits Casita Miro, Mudbrick Winery and the Rangihoua Estate. Hop off your ferry from Auckland for lunch at the award wining Stonyridge, followed by a sampling of wine, beer and olive oils. Nestled in the Hauraki Gulf, Waiheke has the ideal micro-climate for growing grapes and olives. Discover for yourself why Waiheke is renowned for producing some of New Zealand’s most acclaimed artisan wines!
• 5.5 hours
Book an arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel in Auckland, so you won't spend extra time waiting for a taxi or other transportation. Transfers operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in modern, comfortable minivans operated by a team of professional, trained and courteous drivers.
• 1 hour
Experience this exciting tour including Hobbiton which is perfect for anyone looking to add a little fantasy to their holiday. You will visit three amazing destinations in one day. This tour will bring you to the movie set in Hobbiton, where you will be swept away into the world of The Hobbit. After that you will travel to Rotorua and spend approximately 1.5 hours while enjoying lunch and visiting the Thermal Valley at Te Puia, before leaving Rotorua, to travel to Waitomo to visit the Waitomo Caves. This tour is flexible with options to leave from and return to Auckland, leave from Auckland and finish in Rotorua, leave from and return to Rotorua, or leave from Rotorua and finish in Auckland. - If you travel from Auckland to Rotorua lunch will not be a buffet lunch in Rotorua but will be a picnic lunch supplied by Hobbiton - Your last stop in the day will be Rotorua
• 13 hours
Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington. Go behind the scenes on a visit to the Weta Studios, where 'The Lord of the Rings' movies were produced, and see famous movie locations including the Greenbelt, the Hutt Valley and the gorgeous native forest park that re-created Rivendell. Enjoy a 'Lord of the Rings' lunch and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made on this 'Lord of the Rings' tour in Wellington.
• 8 hours
Explore and admire Auckland's largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges on this afternoon eco-tour. You'll be picked up from your centrally located Auckland hotel before traveling 30-minutes west to the Arataki Centre, the gateway to the breathtaking Waitakere Ranges. From the Arataki Center take in panoramic views extending from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean and absorb the area's history and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings that stand guard there.
• 5 hours