Self-drive: 5D4N Thermal Wonder destinations nz waimangu volcanic valley

Self-drive: 5D4N Thermal Wonder

Auckland – Waitomo – Hobbiton – Rotorua – Auckland

From NZD 934 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 June 2023
INCLUDE 4 Day Rental Car Hire
4 Nights Accommodation
Waitomo Glowworm Caves
Hobbiton Movie Set
Waimangu Volcanic Valley
Redwoods Treewalk Nightlights
Private Touring can be arranged upon request
Hobbiton Movie Set Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour – Hamilton, Waitomo & Waikato
Waimangu Geothermal Valley – Rotorua
Treewalk Nightlights – Rotorua

Day 1 - Arrive Auckland

Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle and self drive 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 - Hobbiton - Rotorua

Journey through the rolling green hills of Waitomo and enjoy a tour through an underground wonderland of caves decorated with galaxies of glowworms. Continue to Matamata for a charming tour of unique, character Hobbit homes, gardens and the watering hole just as you see in the movies. Finishing off a visually fulfilling day, continue on to Rotorua, a bubbling and steaming destination like nowhere else.  Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves Guided Tour
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour


Day 3 - Rotorua

Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating geothermal landscape with its unique steam vents, spouting geysers and bubbling mud pool set alongside freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. It is also a region immersed in fascinating Maori myths and legends.  Today you’ll visit one of the local geothermal attractions before a sensory evening display in the forest. Overnight: Rotorua


  • Waimangu Geothermal Valley
  • Treewalk Nightlights


Day 4 - Rotorua - Auckland

Choose to spend the morning further exploring around the lakes and forests of Rotorua or depart for Auckland to spend the afternoon in the city or out on the harbour. Overnight: Auckland


Day 5 - Depart Auckland

Arrangements conclude today the return of your rental car to Auckland Airport.

Please Note:
(i) Rental Car “Days” are based on a 24 hour hire.

Early arrivals into and/or late departures out of New Zealand may necessitate a longer hire period.

(ii) Adding Optional Tours may necessitate an additional nights’ stay in that location.

Standard Superior First Class
Auckland Auckland City Hotel
Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
Grand Millennium Hotel Auckland
Rydges Auckland Hotel
SKYCITY Hotel Auckland
Crowne Plaza Auckland Hotel
MSocial Hotel Auckland
The Grand by SkyCity
Rotorua Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
Ibis Rotorua Hotel
Arawa Park Hotel Rotorua
Distinction Rotorua Hotel
Rydges Rotorua
Sudima Lake Rotorua
Millennium Hotel Rotorua
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside Hotel


Self Drive: Compact SUV (CFAR/CFAV)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 1,565
2 1,257 934
3 1,154 831 723
*Breakfast 128


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 1,807
2 1,499 1,027
3 1,396 924 868
*Breakfast 128


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 2,162
2 1,854 1,205
3 1,751 1,102 963
*Breakfast 128


Self Drive: Intermediate SUV (IFAR)
All prices are per person, in New Zealand dollars

Pax Standard Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 1,642
2 1,295 972
3 1,180 857 749
4 1,122 799 691
*Breakfast 128


Pax Superior Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 1,884
2 1,537 1,066
3 1,422 950 894
4 1,364 892 836
*Breakfast 128


Pax First Class Hotel
Single Twin Triple
1 2,239
2 1,892 1,243
3 1,777 1,127 989
4 1,719 1,070 931
*Breakfast 128
  • Sales period: up to 28 February 2023
  • Travel period: From 01 May till 30 September 2023
  • 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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