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Auckland to Rotorua Return (Hobbiton Set and Waitomo Caves)

Take a trip to Middle-earth, see the Waitomo glowworm caves and Rotorua's shooting geysers!

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  • Most flexible and affordable way to see 3 amazing attractions
  • Includes tours of Hobbiton Movie Set and Waitomo Caves
  • Knowledgable driver guides and comfortable coach transport

What we'll do

See the natural wonders of the Central North Island, from underground caves to Hobbit holes and Rotorua's geysers!

Your pass is divided into the 4 'legs'. 

First leg - Auckland to Matamata: Take a ride through rolling hills and lush green farmland into pure heartland New Zealand.

Second leg - Hobbiton Movie Set Tour: Step into Middle-earth in Matamata, home of the world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set, for a guided tour of Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn and more.

Third leg - Matamata to Rotorua: In Rotorua, experience geothermal activity on a massive scale with thermal valleys, geysers and boiling mud pools.

Fourth leg - Rotorua to Auckland including Waitomo Caves: On your way back to Auckland, take a trip underground with a guided tour through the world-famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and see stalagmites and stalactites illuminated by the lights of thousands of tiny glowworms.

    See all the best bits between Auckland and Rotorua on this flexible package!

    What to know

    • Tour days: Every day 
    • Price includes: 
      • Coach transport from Auckland to Rotorua via Hobbiton (Matamata)
      • Hobbiton Movie Set guided tour
      • Coach transport from Rotorua to Auckland via Waitomo Caves
      • Waitomo Glowworm Caves guided tour
    • Not inclusive of:
      • Rotorua accommodation
      • Rotorua activities
      • Meals
    • Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
    • Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples, families or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers. 
    • Age range: All ages. Everyone is welcome!
    • Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.

    About your guides

    You'll be travelling with InterCity, New Zealand's largest transport network. They have been transporting Kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. InterCity offers quality point to point bus transport on modern vehicles at economic fares nationwide on all services. All their buses are equipped with free wifi.

    All InterCity's driver-guides are experienced, professional and passionate about New Zealand!

        Frequently asked questions

        • Is lunch included? Lunch and all other meals are not included.
        • What days does the tour operate? Tours operate on most days. Check the calendar for availability.
        • Who can come? All ages are welcome. 

        Cancellation policy

        • No cancellations can be made after booking the activity. 
        • No cancellations can be made after booking the activity. 

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