Discover the Best of Waikato & Bay of Plenty

Multi Day Tour – Discover Hobbiton Movie Set, Waitomo Glowworm caves, Rotorua & Hamilton Gardens in just 2 days.

Known as the mighty Waikato, this region has the most visited destinations & the largest river in New Zealand. Bay of Plenty is NZ’s mecca for Maori Culture tourism and geothermal activities.

Escape the hustle & bustle of Auckland City on a Two-Day break into the beautiful Waikato & Bay of Plenty region.

Tour starts by picking you up from Auckland City Centre or Auckland Airport, We head south of Auckland into The Waikato region towards Waitomo Glowworm Cave for about 2.5 hrs drive.
You will enjoy a guided walking tour inside Waitomo Glowworm Cave, staring at the beautiful glowing creatures inside the cave wrapping up with a boat ride over the Waitomo River gazing at a sky full of glowing worms.

After That, we head to Rotorua (located in Bay Of Plenty) on a two-hour drive till we reach Te Puia Geothermal Valley. There you will learn about the Geothermal Nature of this town & its power sustainability, Watch the NZ native Kiwi Birds, See the craftsmen carving or weaving their beautiful masterpieces in The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, Watch the famous Haka cultural performance, get amazed by The Pohutu Geyser eruption that gets up to 30 meters High and learn about native plants & birds.

Then we head to your hotel to rest for the next day adventure. (Accommodation is 3 to 5 Stars depending on availability when you make the booking)

On the Next Day; We start by an hour drive to The Hobbiton Movie Set. Where you will have an informative 2 hours walking guided tour of The Hobbit & Lord of The Rings Movie Set. Your guide will explain and show you the history of the farm, funny stories behind the scenes, key sets of the movies, The Hobbit Holes, the Double Arched bride and the famous Green Dragon Inn Bar where you will have a complimentary Beer, Cider or Ginger Beer brewed only at The Hobbit Southfarthing Brewery.

Later on; we drive for about 45 min heading to the beautiful Hamilton Gardens where you enjoy a fascinating 90 min River Cruise down the Waikato River (the largest river in NZ)

Afterwards, we make our way back to Auckland City Centre or Auckland Airport for your drop off.

Tour Highlights

  • Pick Up from Auckland Central or Auckland Airport
  • Complimentary Snacks & Water
  • Admission & Guided Tour at Waitomo Glowworm Cave incl. a Boat Ride
  • Admission to Te Puia Geothermal Valley in Rotorua incl Maori Cultural Performance
  • 1 Night Accommodation in Rotorua
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Admission & Guided Tour
  • Complimentary Drink (Alcoholic or Non) at Green Dragon Inn inside Hobbiton Village
  • 90min River Cruise at The Hamilton Gardens
  • Drop Off at Auckland City or Auckland Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

The hotel is 3 – 4 star, this will be confirmed at the time of the booking depending on availability. 

We offer complimentary pick ups and drop offs from any Auckland Central Accommodation.