Waikato Explorer self drive including Hobbiton

5 Days / 4 Nights
From NZ$735 per person Double / Twin Share
Double / Twin Share

Explore Auckland city, Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set located in a rural Matamata setting.

Highlights

  • Metropolitan Auckland, our largest city
  • Lush farmlands of the Waikato
  • Maori Culture and Geothermal activity at Rotorua

 

Departure Dates

Any date to suit your plans

Day 1:  Welcome to Auckland City
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Auckland accommodation.

Day 2:  Auckland - Rotorua
Collect your rental vehicle and head south into the rolling farmland and rich dairy pastures of the Waikato - before arriving in the limestone hills of the Waitomo countryside, where you might like to take a tour underground to view stalactites and staligmites, and float through the glow worm grotto - a galaxy of living lights.
Make your way inland to Rotorua, passing through several small farming towns before the region's geothermal activity signals your arrival into the city of Rotorua.

Day 3:  At Rotorua
Enjoy many sightseeing options available, including Maori culture, volcanic valley tours, whitewater rafting and kayaking to name a few.

Day 4:  Rotorua - Matamata - Auckland
Leave the steaming vents and boiling pools of the geothermal region behind as you make your way through the lush dairy pastures of the Waikato. Take in the emerald green landscapes most famous for their role in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Arrive into the small town of Matamata, for a visit to the fully intact set of Hobbiton.
Your drive then continues north west crossing the dairy country of the Hauraki Plains before arriving at State Highway 1. The Bombay Hills guide you to Auckland City.

Day 5:  Depart Auckland today
Explore more of vibrant Auckland city before dropping your rental car at the airport depot and continuing your onward journey.

 

  • Personal meet and greet, and private transfer to your accommodation
  • Rental car - Toyota Corolla or similar including unlimited kms, GPS, 24hr Emergency service.  Excess/Liability $258.75 plus Security Bond $100 payable at pick up.
  • 4 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • Auckland City Sights Afternoon Tour
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Tour
  • Polynesian Spa, Rotorua
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walk
  • Mitai Maori Village
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Rangitoto Island Tour ex Auckland by ferry
  • Sky Tower Observation Deck

Description & Highlights

Explore Auckland city, Rotorua and the Hobbiton Movie Set located in a rural Matamata setting.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to Auckland City
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Auckland accommodation.

Day 2:  Auckland - Rotorua
Collect your rental vehicle and head south into the rolling farmland and rich dairy pastures of the Waikato - before arriving in the limestone hills of the Waitomo countryside, where you might like to take a tour underground to view stalactites and staligmites, and float through the glow worm grotto - a galaxy of living lights.
Make your way inland to Rotorua, passing through several small farming towns before the region's geothermal activity signals your arrival into the city of Rotorua.

Day 3:  At Rotorua
Enjoy many sightseeing options available, including Maori culture, volcanic valley tours, whitewater rafting and kayaking to name a few.

Day 4:  Rotorua - Matamata - Auckland
Leave the steaming vents and boiling pools of the geothermal region behind as you make your way through the lush dairy pastures of the Waikato. Take in the emerald green landscapes most famous for their role in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. Arrive into the small town of Matamata, for a visit to the fully intact set of Hobbiton.
Your drive then continues north west crossing the dairy country of the Hauraki Plains before arriving at State Highway 1. The Bombay Hills guide you to Auckland City.

Day 5:  Depart Auckland today
Explore more of vibrant Auckland city before dropping your rental car at the airport depot and continuing your onward journey.

 

Included In Package

  • Personal meet and greet, and private transfer to your accommodation
  • Rental car - Toyota Corolla or similar including unlimited kms, GPS, 24hr Emergency service.  Excess/Liability $258.75 plus Security Bond $100 payable at pick up.
  • 4 nights quality hotel accommodation

Optional Extras

  • Auckland City Sights Afternoon Tour
  • Auckland Harbour Dinner Cruise
  • Waitomo Glow Worm Caves Tour
  • Polynesian Spa, Rotorua
  • Waimangu Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walk
  • Mitai Maori Village
  • Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
  • Rangitoto Island Tour ex Auckland by ferry
  • Sky Tower Observation Deck
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