Essential Middle Earth Self-Drive Tour

10 days / 9 nights
From NZ$3,549 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

This 10 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington

Highlights include: a scenic flight over Mt Doom and Mordor;  a visit to the living village of Hobbiton; and a behind the scenes tour of Weta Cave, the creative genius behind the movies.  In Waitomo, you'll stay in your very own Hobbit Hole!

 

Highlights

  • Scenic views across the Waitakere Ranges and walk in the regenerating rainforest
  • The underground world of Waitomo
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Spend two days exploring our Capital City

 

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation and rest of day at leisure 
Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland 

Day 2: Enjoy a full day exploring Auckland's wild side 
Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland 

Day 3: Travel to Hobbiton Village in Matamata, then on to Waitomo where you'll stay in your very own Hobbit Hole 
Accommodation: Woodlyn Park Waitomo 

Day 4: Delve into the underground world of Waitomo 
Accommodation: Woodlyn Park Waitomo 

Day 5: Continue south to Tongariro National Park 
Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro 

Day 6: Today you'll take a spectacular flight over Mt Doom and Mordor 
Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro 

Day 7: Head down the coast to the vibrant metro area of Wellington 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 8: Spend the day discovering the LOTR filming locations in Wellington 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 9: Today explore Wellington, then visit Weta Cave, the genius behind the LOTR and Hobbit special effects 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 10: See more of New Zealand's capital city then depart for your onward journey 

  • 9 nights Motel accommodation
  • Car hire including unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Matamata
  • Coast and Rainforest full day tour, Auckland
  • Waitomo Adventures Lost World tour
  • Tongariro Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight
  • WETA Cave Workshop tour, Wellington
  • Lord of the Rings tour, Wellington

Description & Highlights

This 10 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Wellington

Highlights include: a scenic flight over Mt Doom and Mordor;  a visit to the living village of Hobbiton; and a behind the scenes tour of Weta Cave, the creative genius behind the movies.  In Waitomo, you'll stay in your very own Hobbit Hole!

 

Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Auckland, transfer to your accommodation and rest of day at leisure 
Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland 

Day 2: Enjoy a full day exploring Auckland's wild side 
Accommodation: SkyCity Hotel Auckland 

Day 3: Travel to Hobbiton Village in Matamata, then on to Waitomo where you'll stay in your very own Hobbit Hole 
Accommodation: Woodlyn Park Waitomo 

Day 4: Delve into the underground world of Waitomo 
Accommodation: Woodlyn Park Waitomo 

Day 5: Continue south to Tongariro National Park 
Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro 

Day 6: Today you'll take a spectacular flight over Mt Doom and Mordor 
Accommodation: Bayview Chateau Tongariro 

Day 7: Head down the coast to the vibrant metro area of Wellington 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 8: Spend the day discovering the LOTR filming locations in Wellington 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 9: Today explore Wellington, then visit Weta Cave, the genius behind the LOTR and Hobbit special effects 
Accommodation: CityLife Wellington 

Day 10: See more of New Zealand's capital city then depart for your onward journey 

Included In Package

  • 9 nights Motel accommodation
  • Car hire including unlimited kms, airport fees, additional drivers, GPS navigation
  • Private airport transfers
  • Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Matamata
  • Coast and Rainforest full day tour, Auckland
  • Waitomo Adventures Lost World tour
  • Tongariro Volcanic Explorer Scenic Flight
  • WETA Cave Workshop tour, Wellington
  • Lord of the Rings tour, Wellington
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