5D4D Thermal Discovery

Auckland – Waitomo – Hobbiton – Rotorua – Auckland

From NZD 1,349 per person

HIGHLIGHTS Adventure to a wonderland of volcanic landmarks, luminescent glowworms, bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers and a wealth of Maori culture.
This is the perfect tour for those wanting to experience the unique geothermal nature New Zealand is famous for.  
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 August 2024
INCLUDE Exclusive Meet & Greet Arrival Transfer
4 Nights Accommodation
Auckland to Rotorua Tour
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Rotorua Sightseeing Tour
Rotorua to Auckland Tour
Hobbiton Movie Set
Departure Transfer
Private Touring can be arranged upon request

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

On arrival you will be met and privately transferred to your accommodation.  Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city, set between two harbours with gentle sandy shores on the east coast and black sand, wild surf beaches on the west coast. Home to sheltered, sparkling blue waters dotted with beautiful emerald islands, we recommend getting out on the water when you are here. Overnight: Auckland


Day 2 - Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua

Depart Auckland on a fully guided journey through the stunning Waikato countryside to Waitomo Caves.  Here your guide will lead you on an exploration of the ancient Waitomo Glowworm Caves, with its many different cave formations including stalactites, stalagmites and lime columns, before descending even further underground for a cruise on the grotto river with thousands of glowworms glittering above your head. Your journey then continues on to the geothermal wonderland of Rotorua.  Duration: 9 hours. Overnight: Rotorua


Day 3 - Rotorua

Today’s tour visits the highlights of Rotorua starting with a visit to Rotorua Lakefront and Sulphur Point before a stroll through the beautiful Government Gardens. Wander through geothermal Kuirau Park, to view the bubbling mud pools and have a foot soak in the heated foot pools. Venture into Ohinemutu, the living Māori village and walk through the Redwood Forest at your own leisure before being returned to your accommodation.  Duration: 4 hours.  Overnight:  Rotorua


Day 4 - Rotorua - Hobbiton - Auckland

Leave Rotorua on guided tour to the Hobbiton Movie Set, a working farm that was transformed into The Shire from Middle-earth for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies.  On arrival, your specialist guide will escort you around the set on a 45 minute walking tour pointing out intricate detailing, highlighting the most famous locations and explaining how the movie was made.  Finish with a visit to the Green Dragon Inn for a beverage and a sumptuous lunch at the Party marquee before heading on to Auckland. Duration:  6h, 45m.  Overnight: Auckland


Day 5 - Depart Auckland

Arrangements conclude today with a departure transfer to Auckland airport.

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Standard Superior First Class
Auckland Auckland City Hotel, Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Heartland Hotel Auckland Airport, Holiday Inn Auckland Airport, Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City, Jet Park Hotel Auckland Airport, President Hotel Auckland, Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel,, Parkside Hotel & Apartments, VR Queen Street Hotel & Suites
Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart, Airedale Boutique Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland, Movenpick Hotel Auckland, Heritage Auckland Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Auckland City, Naumi Auckland Airport Hotel, Pullman Auckland Hotel Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland, Britomart
Barclay Suites, Ascotia off Queen
Castaways Resort, Avani Metropolis Auckland, CityLife Auckland, Cordis Auckland Hotel, Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel, Hilton Auckland Hotel, MSocial Hotel Auckland, Park Hyatt Auckland, Nesuto Stadium Apartment Hotel, Ramada Suites Nautilus Orewa, Ramada Suites Victoria Street, The Grand by SkyCity, SO Auckland Hotel, Sudima Auckland City, Sofitel Auckland , Viaduct Harbour Hotel, Swiss-Belsuites Victoria Park, The Hotel Britomart Auckland, The Quadrant Hotel and Suites, Delamore Lodge, The Boatshed – Waiheke Island
Rotorua Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
Jet Park Hotel Rotorua
Lake Rotorua Hotel
Sudima Lake Rotorua
VR Rotorua Lake Resort Hotel
Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
Distinction Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Bella Vista Motel Rotorua, Millennium Hotel Rotorua, Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel, Peppers on the Point, Pullman Rotorua Hotel, Regal Palms Rotorua, Silver Fern Rotorua Suites & Spa, Solitaire Lodge, Treetops Lodge and Estate

Independent Coach Tour

All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 1,958 2,203 2,503
Double 1,349 1,452 1,602
Triple 1,207 1,328 1,414
*Breakfast 128


1 May 2024 – 30 September 2024

from NZD
First Class
Single 2,477 2,695 2,999
Double 1,567 1,648 1,814
Triple 1,318 1,455 1,499
*Breakfast 128 136 144

*Optional breakfast add-on for the duration of this tour

  • Sales period: up to 30 August 2024
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in NZD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
  • Price displayed are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Single supplements apply.
  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
  • In the event hotel is unavailable, hotel of similar class will be booked.
  • International or domestic airfares are not included in any tour costs. The cost of gratuities, insurance, optional sightseeing, excess baggage charges, laundry, drinks, airport taxes, meals (except where indicated) and items of a personal nature are also not included.
  • For delf-drive tours, self-drive rental vehicle touring is calculated on a 24 hour ‘per day’ hire period.  Early flight arrival and/or late departure times may necessitate an additional hire day.
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