Start your self-drive journey with the vineyards and marine activities of Auckland. Discover the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata. Rotorua, the geothermal city, discover volcanic phenomena and learn about New Zealand’s Maori culture. Taupo offers more geothermal experiences, plus the chance to catch a trout. Then it’s time to delve underground and admire the cave formations in the Waitomo region. Travel north, check out Hamilton’s freeflight aviary on your way back to Auckland.
- Auckland – Sky Tower
- Hobbiton Movie Set Tour
- Te Puia
- Huka Falls
- Waitomo Glowworm Grotto
- 5 nights accommodation
- 5 days car rental (24hr = 1 day rental) with auto transmission unlimited mileage and zero excess, pick-up ex-downtown and FREE GPS
- Admissions and/or sightseeing as per itinerary
Arrive at Auckland International Airport and collect your car hire. Drive to your accommodation. This afternoon, explore Auckland city. Perhaps, you may want to visit the Sky Tower Observation Deck.
Start your drive to Matamata. Join fascinating two-hours guided tour of Hobbiton Movie Set Tour, a picturesque 1,250 acre farm where scenes from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies were filmed. After tour, proceed drive to Rotorua, stay 2 nights.
Visit Te Puia, New Zealand’s living Maori cultural centre. Te Puia’s 60 hectare site is home to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, a live kiwi enclosure, the world-famous Pohutu Geyser, and more than 500 geothermal wonders. Rest of day is free to explore Rotorua and may want to consider join optional. Optional Tours:
- Agrodome Skyline
- Tamaki Maori Village
Start your drive to Taupo. Perhaps, you may want to visit Huka Falls and beautiful Lake Taupo lakefront. Continue to Waitomo. A visit to Waitomo Glowworm Grotto is included. Drive to Hamilton.
Today, drive back to Auckland.
Drop-off your car rental at airport and check-in for your departure back home.
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