Spend the day at leisure. Surrounded by two sparkling harbours, vibrant and multicultural Auckland is the country’s largest city and commercial hub. Home to 1.5 million people, it offers world class accommodation, outstanding food and wine, and great shopping, sights and attractions.
Depart at 7:45 am from your Auckland Hotel to Auckland Ferry Terminal
Auckland to Waiheke Island by Fullers Ferry
Wine Tasting Tour
Waiheke Island to Auckland
Transfer Ride from Auckland Ferry Terminal to Hotel
Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, lies between two enormous harbours and is dotted with 48 extinct volcanic cones. It’s a place to enjoy marine adventures, wine trails, forest walks and urban sophistication.
Just 2 hours from Auckland, you will visit the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies in a fascinating two-hour guided tour.
Enjoy a complimentary beverage at the Green Dragon Inn.
Indulge in a delicious buffet lunch feast at the Party Marquee.
Subterranean waterfalls, spectacular glowworm light displays, swirling lost rivers and awe-inspiring rock formations created millions of years ago make Waitomo a destination like no other. With its name coming from ‘wai’ which translates as water and ‘tomo’ which means entrance or hole in Maori, Waitomo is the perfect setting for some of New Zealand’s most natural wonders and life-changing adventures.
The city of Rotorua is surrounded by a fascinating landscape of geothermal activity, freshwater lakes and majestic native forests. Home to the Te Arawa tribe, it’s a region steeped in Māori legend. Whether you want to explore amazing boiling mud pools and steam vents, relax in a natural hot pool or try your hand at trout fishing, Rotorua is the place to do it.
Lake Taupo is the southern hemisphere’s largest lake measuring 616 square kilometres and offers visitors many water-based activities including lake cruises, kayaking and trout fishing.
Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
This tour is the best way to uncover the secrets of movie making in Wellington. We will visit the sites where filming began for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Stops include the Hutt River (Anduin) and Harcourt Park (Isengard), Kaitoke Regional Park (Rivendell), Minas Tirith and Helms Deep at an old quarry closed to general visitors. You will also see Wellington city from the summit of Mount Victoria and run along the same path that the Hobbits ran to the ferry and on to the famous ‘Get off the Road’ scene.
Wellington to Tauranga
Cathedral Cove – Narnia Film Location
Hot Water Beach
Karangahake Gorge Tunnel Walk
Return to Auckland
Auckland Airport Transfer (Auckland Hotel to Airport)
Note: A minimum number of 3 participants are required for the tour to go ahead. This itinerary (in part or in its entirety) may be subject to change due to weather, road condition or other conditions that may affect our ability to proceed with the tour.
NZD $3750 per person (Standard Accommodation / Private Room Hostel / Backpackers)
NZD $4500 per person (Upgrade to Deluxe Accommodation / Hotel with one or two Bed and Breakfast accommodation)
NZD $170 per person (add Bay of Islands Day Tour)